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  Soo GP30 703 at Colfax, Wisconsin  

In the little town of Colfax, northwest of Eau Claire in Wisconsin is a small rail museum. They have a few interesting old cars, some old magazines, a collection of rail china and lanterns.

And they have a GP30, ex Soo 703. It needs a little love, but it's a GP30 - a classic. Built 1961-63, its 2,250hp engine with associated turbocharger had a distinctive sound in addition to its distinctive carbody. (See here for a short clip of a GP30 idleing.)

trucks This is one of the few GP30s that rode on ALCO trucks (as the result of resuing trade-in equipment). Soo had 22 of the GP30s.
cabelect The electrical panel at the rear of the cab. Click for a closeup of the switches.

The cab.

Click for closeup.

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Last modified 9/27/07. © 2007 John P. Nordin