Three Milwaukee Road locomotives led by SD40-2 No. 146 leads Lakes States train No. 18 at Brookfield, Wisconsin, on June 13, 1987. The train appears to laying down a nice blue smoke screen to perhaps cover up the mishap to the right. Apparently, a train traveling through the seldom used siding hit some really bad track causing a boxcar to roll off to the side. With the car clear of the track, its back to business and clean up the mess later. Lake States Transportation Division was set up by the Soo Line to spin off some of its system, much of it former Soo Line main lines, after the Milwaukee Road merger on January 1, 1986. Most of these lines became Wisconsin Central on October 11, 1987.