Milwaukee Road 261 makes for a fine sight (no diesel behind) as it rolls across a former Soo Line bridge south of Superior. This locomotive will run across these tracks again this May on its first... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261's 227,000-pound boiler is lifted back onto its driving wheels by Vic's Crane & Heavy Haul of Rosemount, MN. The temperature was a frigid 13 degrees.
A Pete Lerro charter.
The 261 is undergoing rebuilding the morning that the SP 4449 is hauling me from Minneapolis to Chicago on its way to Train Festival in Owosso, MI. At the time, the Friends of the 261 were under t... (more)
Milwaukee Road #261 leads a consist of gondolas Westbound for the TC&W. We needed freight, they needed the gondolas moved - a side profile shot with "rods up" for those who like it as David P. Mo... (more)
After the 50 mile run from Minneapolis to Glencoe, the crew of MILW 261 grease up the running gear in preparation for the weekend photo charter. A Lerro Productions Event.
261 heads into Union Station for the filming of "Public Enemies" with no Amtrak power and an all-Milwaukee consist. The clouds were thwarting most attempts at good shots, but right as the 261 reac... (more)
From the conductor's chair inside 261.
A look inside the cab of the infamous MILW 261. Thanks to Joe LeMay, who watched my stuff and loaned me his bike so that I might go see 261 before our Metra train left.
Fare thee well, Hiawatha... fare thee well. A special thanks to Steve Sandburg and crew for keeping the essence of the Milwaukee Road alive. A favorite from the excursion sponsored by Lerro Prod... (more)
Milwaukee 261 posed in Glencoe with crew cleaning the grates and the fire hot beside them. This must have been hot work indeed that night, though with a cool evening it might have felt ok.
Night time photo shoot. Part of the Lerro Productions photo charter.
Several people participating in the Lerro Productions getting photos of the MILW 261 going away on one of many great photo run-by's
"Public Enemies" film crews get things set up shortly after the 261 entered the station. They covered up the advertisements and painted the yellow safety-step black. Ex-Montreal commuter cars were... (more)
261 is serviced and inspected at La Crosse. The dirty engine photographs well.