Talk:Soo Line Railroad

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Aiga railtransportation 25.svg To-do list for Soo Line Railroad: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2006-08-10

  • Add more narrative to cover the history of the railroad and its predecessor, the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railway
  • Add Soo Line logos from the railroad's history
  • Expand the timeline to include other acquisitions and key events
  • Add a brief discussion of the railroad's diesel paint schemes (maybe?)
  • Elaborate on the connection to the Canadian Pacific.
  • Create and add a map to show the historical extent of tracks through the Midwest.

Why was this page moved?[edit]

Kind of dittoing my comments on Talk:Milwaukee Road, "Soo Line" is probably a more common name for this railway. Following Wikipedia standard, this page should probably be moved back. Perhaps it's less of an issue with this railroad than that one, though... User:Mulad (talk) 18:02, Jan 11, 2005 (UTC)

I just noticed that the todolist didn't get moved, so I've fixed that. I would agree that the page should be moved back to Soo Line as that's the more common name for the company (all of the company's rolling stock uses "Soo Line" going back no less than 50 years, and probably longer if we researched it further). Whatever name the article takes, the todolist needs to be migrated with it. slambo 13:56, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)

Where does the name come from? It seems very interesting to me. Kd5mdk 08:09, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

"Soo Line" is a shortened version of the name because "Sault" is pronounced as "Soo". slambo 13:56, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)

Bah, I didn't realize that the company has actually been known as the Soo Line Railroad since 1960. As that redirect has history, I have listed it at Wikipedia:Requested moves. The category should also be moved; let's discuss that here too rather than on WP:CFD. --SPUI (talk) 07:15, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Since I created the article as Soo Line originally (and as stated above), I would support such a move; and as an admin, I can make the move as it is needed. slambo 10:56, 24 September 2005 (UTC)
I'm assuming you mean you'd support a move to Soo Line Railroad rather than Soo Line (as implied by your edit summary). --SPUI (talk) 14:54, 24 September 2005 (UTC)
Doh! Yes. I gotta stop typing when I'm half asleep. B-) slambo 12:22, 25 September 2005 (UTC)
  • The category covering this main article page has been nominated for renaming to Category:Soo Line Railroad, and has passed consensus to rename. You can see the archived discussion here. It would seem logical to consider that discussion and consider with the go ahead of the proposed move. Who?¿? 03:35, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

I would've thought it'd be pronounced like "sole". 22:32, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Heh, yeah. Before I moved to Wisconsin, I always thought it would be more like "salt". Now I know better. B-) Slambo (Speak) 00:01, 27 September 2006 (UTC)


Moved. Ryan Norton T | @ | C 02:00, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Minneapolis St.Paul & Sault Sainte Marie Preserved Locomotive Nr.1003[edit]

According to ALCo works list this locomotive belonged to a batch of ten superheated 2-8-0 locomotives which were built in 1913 and delivered to M.St.P.& S.St.M Railroad under road numbers 1001 - 1010. They had 28" x 30" cylinders, 63" driving wheels and weighted in working order 291.000 lb. (132.1 tons). They were later rebuilt to 2-8-2 Mikado type locomotives.

Other two preserved former M.St.P. & S.St.M Pacific locomotives builder details are:

Name of this page and precision[edit]

Would it be a good idea to split this into two articles - Soo Line Railroad and Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway? By the time of the 1961 merger of the latter into the former, it had long been a CP subsidiary, and the 1961 merger, which also included the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad and Wisconsin Central Railroad, was simply an intra-corporate family transaction. (In fact, all three of these companies were CP subsidiaries by 1920.) The post-1961 company is just the U.S. subsidiary that the CP chose to consolidate others into. --NE2 07:47, 27 October 2008 (UTC)