Soo Line 2719
|Gauge||4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm)|
|Career||Soo Line Railroad|
|Retired||June 21 1959|
|Current owner||Chippewa Valley Railroad Association|
|Disposition||undergoing 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.
- Chippewa Valley Railroad Association The organization responsible for the restoration and continuing operation of the locomotive.
|Restored locomotives of the Soo Line Railroad|