It's July 18th, 2010 and you can still find a pure consist of good ol' SOO LINE SD60's. Here they have the 291 under control north of Miltona. They'll travel to Vergas to meet an eastbound, and ... (more)
A trio of GE's belch out some nice smoke as they near the top of the hill. There's a slight roller coaster effect as the tracks cross county road 36, just north of Miltona.
At just over 7,000 ft, this 490 uses three GE's to get the job done. That cloud of smoke in the background was produced by the train.
After stopping to inspect an "extra axle" at the 143.4 defect detector, CP 8800 is on its way north during a minor Minnesota snowstorm.
A relatively short 290 cruises east, about a mile north of the small town of Miltona.