John L Mathis

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Right rear view of the WC 585 as it awaits its next assignment at Sault St. Marie in November 1991.

Wisconsin Central SD39L 585: a right rear view of the former Milwaukee Road, then SOO Line 585 sits at Sault Saint Marie, MI awaiting its next assignment on a cold November 1991 day. These locomotives had export 6 wheel trucks which spread the weight over 6 rather than 4 axles and allowed the Milwaukee Road reliable motive power on branch lines with light track.


Nikon F4s, Kodakchrome. Scanned with a Nikon LS9000ED Coolscan using Nikon Scan V4 and processed with Adobe Photoshop CS6.


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