Soo Line 2719

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Soo Line 2719
Power type Steam
Gaugeft 8½ in (1435 mm)
CareerSoo Line Railroad
RetiredJune 21 1959
Current ownerChippewa Valley Railroad Association
Dispositionundergoing restoration to operating condition

Soo Line 2719 is a restored 4-6-2 steam locomotive that was originally operated by the Soo Line Railroad. This locomotive is significant in that it was used to haul the Soo Line's last steam-powered train, on a June 21 1959, round-trip excursion between Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

The locomotive's restoration began in February 1997 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin's Carson Park, where it had been on public display.


  • Gilchinski, Steve (February 1997). "Soo Line 2-8-2 back in steam". Trains magazine 57 (2): 24-25. 

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Restored locomotives of the Soo Line Railroad Logo of Soo Line Railroad
Steam locomotives: 1003 (2-8-2) · 2719 (4-6-2)