For over twenty years, bicyclists, hikers, and atv users have enjoyed the beauty of the Soo Line Trail that cuts through Morrison County. How that trail came into being is itself an interesting tale. This article, expanded from a recent entry in the MCHS newsletter, tells part of that tale.
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My Grandfather, Frank Schneppenheim was a Conductor for many years for SooLine. He was based out of Onamia Depot. Prior to that I believe he was with CP- Canadian Pacific. I was born in 1950’s and have great memories of seeing him at work. I can picture the SooLine name across the burgundy/reddish colored cars and the CP on white cars and tanks.
He always wore his blue/white striped engineer hat with overalls. He would wave from his office (The Caboose) just like ‘Casey Jones’!
Every time I cross the tracks in Onamia, a sense of respect still follows me!
Thank you Rosemary for the comments and glad you enjoyed the article 🙂
Thanks for the information of soo-line trail