Soo Line Railroad

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The Soo Line Railroad is the primary United States railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, one of seven U.S.wikipedia
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Canadian Pacific Railway

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The Soo Line Railroad is the primary United States railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, one of seven U.S. Class I railroads, controlled through the Soo Line Corporation. These were a Saint Paul to Duluth daytime train known only as Trains 62 and 63 (discontinued June 1961); the overnight Chicago to Duluth Laker and its Saint Paul connection (both discontinued January 15, 1965); the Twin Cities to Winnipeg Winnipeger (discontinued March 25, 1967); and the Saint Paul to Portal, North Dakota Soo-Dominion that during the summer, ran through to Vancouver via a connection with Canadian Pacific Railway's The Dominion at Moose Jaw.
The trackage of the IC&E was at one time part of CP subsidiary Soo Line and predecessor line The Milwaukee Road.

Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad

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Although it is named for the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (MStP&SSM), which was commonly known as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault, it was formed in 1961 by the consolidation of that company with two other CP subsidiaries, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad and Wisconsin Central Railroad.
Commonly known since its opening in 1884 as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault, it was merged with several other major CP subsidiaries on January 1, 1961, to form the Soo Line Railroad.

Delaware and Hudson Railway

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The Soo Line and the Delaware and Hudson Railway, the CP's other major subsidiary (before the 2008 DM&E acquisition), presently do business as the Canadian Pacific Railway, and most equipment has been repainted into the CP's scheme, but the U.S. Surface Transportation Board groups all CP's U.S. subsidiaries under the Soo Line name for reporting purposes.
CP operates D&H under its subsidiary Soo Line Corporation which also operates Soo Line Railroad.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway

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It is also the successor to other Class I railroads, including the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway (acquired 1982) and Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road, acquired at bankruptcy in 1985).
On 2 June 1982 it was acquired by the Soo Line Railroad, which operated it as a separate railroad until merging it on January 1, 1986.

Wisconsin Central Railway (1897–1954)

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Although it is named for the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (MStP&SSM), which was commonly known as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault, it was formed in 1961 by the consolidation of that company with two other CP subsidiaries, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad and Wisconsin Central Railroad.
In 1954, the name went back to Wisconsin Central Railroad Company. The railroad was merged into the Soo Line Railroad in 1961.

Wisconsin Central Ltd.

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On the other hand, a large amount of mileage was spun off in 1987 to Wisconsin Central Ltd., now part of the Canadian National Railway.
Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC) started in US in the mid-1980s using most of the original Wisconsin Central Railway's rights of way and some former Milwaukee Road rights of way after the Soo Line Railroad acquired the Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Minnesota holdings of the bankrupt Milwaukee Road and divested its older railway trackage in Wisconsin.

Soo Line Building

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The Minneapolis headquarters are located in the Canadian Pacific Plaza building, having moved from the nearby Soo Line Building.
It later served for many years as headquarters of the Soo Line Railroad, which added an iconic clock to the corner of the building's street level.

Indiana Rail Road

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Major branches include a connection from the border at Noyes to Glenwood, Minnesota and, until it was sold to the Indiana Rail Road in 1983, a line from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky.
In May 2006, INRD completed the purchase of the Canadian Pacific Railway line from Terre Haute to Bedford, Indiana, the former Milwaukee Road/Soo Line Railroad Latta Subdivision, now known as INRD's Chicago Subdivision, which crosses the Indianapolis Subdivision at grade at Linton, Indiana.

Noyes, Minnesota

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Major branches include a connection from the border at Noyes to Glenwood, Minnesota and, until it was sold to the Indiana Rail Road in 1983, a line from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky.
Noyes is the northern terminus of U.S. Highway 75 and the site where the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and Soo Line Railroads enter Canada.

Lake States Transportation Division

To cut costs, the Soo Line created the Lake States Transportation Division (LSTD) on February 10, 1986 to operate the less-important lines, including the ex-Wisconsin Central line between Chicago and the Twin Cities.
Lake States Transportation Division (LSTD) was a wholly owned division of the Soo Line Railroad that existed from 1986 until 1987.

Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway

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Although it is named for the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (MStP&SSM), which was commonly known as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault, it was formed in 1961 by the consolidation of that company with two other CP subsidiaries, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad and Wisconsin Central Railroad. Leonard H. Murray, 1961–1978. Previously President of the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad.
In 1961, the DSS&A was folded into the CPR-controlled Soo Line Railroad.

Moose Jaw

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These were a Saint Paul to Duluth daytime train known only as Trains 62 and 63 (discontinued June 1961); the overnight Chicago to Duluth Laker and its Saint Paul connection (both discontinued January 15, 1965); the Twin Cities to Winnipeg Winnipeger (discontinued March 25, 1967); and the Saint Paul to Portal, North Dakota Soo-Dominion that during the summer, ran through to Vancouver via a connection with Canadian Pacific Railway's The Dominion at Moose Jaw.
They were reported to have warehoused illegal alcohol that was then shipped to the U.S. via the Soo Line Railroad.

Canadian Pacific Plaza

The Minneapolis headquarters are located in the Canadian Pacific Plaza building, having moved from the nearby Soo Line Building.
The Soo Line Building was named after the historic Soo Line Railroad, of which the Canadian Pacific majority shareholder in 1890 and took full control in 1990, moving its own US headquarters into the former Soo Line offices.

Soo Line 700

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Soo 700, an EMD GP30, at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth. Restored for use on their North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Soo Line 700 is a restored EMD GP30 diesel locomotive originally owned by the Soo Line Railroad.

Soo Line 2500

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Soo 2500, an EMD FP7, at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth. Also restored for use on their North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Soo Line 2500 is a restored FP7A diesel locomotive originally owned by the Soo Line Railroad.

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

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It is also the successor to other Class I railroads, including the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway (acquired 1982) and Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road, acquired at bankruptcy in 1985).
What remained of the system operated for another six years until it merged into the Soo Line Railroad, a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway, on January 1, 1986.

Copper Country Limited

The Soo Line's last passenger train was the Copper Country Limited, a joint service with the Milwaukee Road inherited from the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic.
The summer of 1967 timetable shows the northbound Copper Country Limited leaving Chicago at 7:25 p.m., arriving at Milwaukee at 8:50 p.m., leaving Milwaukee at 9:20 p.m, stopping at Green Bay from 12:20 a.m. to 12:55 a.m. and arriving at Champion, Michigan at 6:45 a.m. On Soo Line Railroad tracks, the Copper Country Limited left Champion at 7:20 a.m. and arrived in Calumet, Mich. at 10:05 a.m. The train made 31 stops in the 424 miles between Chicago and Calumet.

National Railroad Museum

Soo 715, an EMD GP30, is preserved at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin although it wears a Wisconsin Central paint scheme.

North Dakota

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In addition to founding the state-owned Bank of North Dakota and North Dakota Mill and Elevator (both still in existence), the NPL established a state-owned railroad line (later sold to the Soo Line Railroad).

EMD GP30

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Soo 700, an EMD GP30, at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth. Restored for use on their North Shore Scenic Railroad. Soo 715, an EMD GP30, is preserved at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin although it wears a Wisconsin Central paint scheme. Soo 703, an EMD GP30, at the Colfax Railroad Museum, Colfax, Wisconsin.
Some units for the GM&O, MILW and SOO were built with from ALCO trade-ins and ride on ARR type B trucks instead of the standard Blomberg Bs.

Colfax Railroad Museum

Soo 703, an EMD GP30, at the Colfax Railroad Museum, Colfax, Wisconsin.
The collection includes Soo Line caboose number 273, Barney and Smith Car Company heavyweight coach number 991, and Soo Line GP30 number 703, and other cars.

Leonard Murray (railroad executive)

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Leonard H. Murray, 1961–1978. Previously President of the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Murray served as President of the Soo Line Railroad for 17 years.

Lake Wobegon Trails

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The Soo Line Trail was created from former pieces of the railroad which has extended down into the Lake Wobegon Trail.
The extension trail is a 13 mi trail along a former Soo Line Railroad line, beginning near milepost 131 in Albany passing through Albany, Krain and Holding Townships and ending 3 mi northeast of Holdingford at approx.

EMD FP7

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Soo 2500, an EMD FP7, at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth. Also restored for use on their North Shore Scenic Railroad. Soo 500, an EMD FP7, at Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
Soo Line 500A (né EMD demonstrator #9051), on display at Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

United States

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The Soo Line Railroad is the primary United States railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, one of seven U.S. Class I railroads, controlled through the Soo Line Corporation.