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A new image of 1003 in service has surfaced. The 1003 is in Minneapolis, MN on July 8, 1932. Photographer unknown.


GivingTuesday starts tomorrow and with your generous donations, you can help keep the Soo Line 1003 alive and maintained for future generations.

We ask that you please show your support to the Steam Locomotive Heritage Association, the organization that maintains and operates the Soo line 1003 on November 28th, 2023. If you would like to donate, please visit:


We sincerely thank you for all the ways you support the 1003 and the Steam Locomotive Heritage Association!


Soo Line 1003 110th Birthday!!!

Steam Crew Volunteer, Connor Siemers

March 1913. Unbeknown to the builders and craftsmen of the American Locomotive Company Schenectady Works, one of their industrial marks in history will go on to link their present with the future and our present with the past. The 2-8-2 behemoth known then in the shop as #52826, emerged from the shop as we know it today as Soo Line 1003. What a long way it has come in the past 110 years. From running revenue freight on the Soo Line for forty plus years to showcasing railroad history since 1996. 1003 represents an era that has since come and gone. Like a train in motion, the past, current and future of the engine as well as the enthusiasm of the volunteers, is always moving forward. After doing various community trips, Santa trains and photo charters, the Steam Locomotive Heritage Association are proud of our Volunteers, past and present, for putting their time, skills, and efforts into the upkeep of the locomotive. We also want to thank our generous donors and our supporting fans for their support throughout the years. We are excited to start off this month of March and in the year 2023 to celebrate 1003’s 110th “Bulid-day!” Follow announcements on our website and if you’re willing to donate to keep history steaming, please consider a donation to the group. We look forward to seeing you all soon for years to come along the line with Soo Line 1003!

Donations greatly appreciated!

Steam Locomotive Heritage Association
P.O. Box 270594
Hartford, WI 53027-0594


Soo 1003 at Hartford, Wisconsin, photo by Connor Siemers.

Trains photo charter 2021, Horicon, Wisconsin. Chris Guess photo.