Diesel Locomotives, 1986-1990

Another place the Soo Line came to serve after the Milwaukee Road merger was Portage, Wisconsin. (Actually the old Wisconsin Central, which the "old" Soo leased, accessed Portage on a branch line, but this time it was on the main). Portage featured a small yard and was a regular stop for Amtrak as well. In fact, the Soo's Chicago-St. Paul line was the only Amtrak service on the road; there was none from 1971 (Amtrak's start) to 1986 (the merger). Here SD40-2 6603 and SD40 748 run light through the yard in November 1986.