Visit Eau Claire hosts public forum for Soo Line Train in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Visit Eau Claire hosted a forum on Wednesday to get community input on which track to take with the recently purchased historic Soo Line Engine.

City council members pitched some ideas on where to put the train once it gets to Eau Claire, and what the long-term setting may look like.

Many wanted to know how much it would cost to bring it to Eau Claire. Others said they were anxious to get it running again.

David Peterson has run the locomotive and said it simply needs its 15-year inspection. “But, there’s really nothing mechanically wrong with the locomotive, it’s just like I said in the meeting. It’s a very expensive oil change, ” he told News 18.

No final decision was made Wednesday. There is still time to weigh in. Visit Eau Claire is creating a fundraising and volunteer website. We will have a link to the website once it is up and running.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Eau Claire
68°
Menomonie
65°
Chetek
72°
Durand
68°
Ladysmith
72°
Neillsville
64°
Rice Lake
New Richmond
71°
Black River Falls
59°
Medford
66°
River Falls
Duluth
61°
Green Bay
65°
La Crosse
69°
Madison
65°
Milwaukee
53°
Twin Cities
73°
Connect with WQOW
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content