Soo Line Steam from the Collection of Harold Vollrath

Soo Line N-20 Mountain 4002 at Burlington, WI. Photo taken May 1949. Most likely the grade in this photo is due to the photographer’s angle, as in the Ashland, WI shot of Soo 3010. The N-20s were versatile engines, working both on freight and heavy passenger trains in their lives, like the Mountaineer (note the gondola in back of the 4002-this is a freight train). Alas no N-20s were saved for today, so we can only enjoy them in pictures.