RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 261 Milwaukee Road Steam 4-8-4 at Scranton, Pennsylvania by Mike Del Vecchio
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» Steam 4-8-4 (more..)
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» Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
» October, 1995
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It was a stranger in a strange land, Milwauke Road 4-8-4 261 when it came east to participate in the Grand Opening of Steamtown National Historic Site in 1994. Making the most out of the paid-for ferry move back home, the 261 stayed in Scranton for about a year running money-making trips as often as it could. I remember those times well as it seemed there was a 4-8-4 running out of Scranton every day. That was because every day that I went to Scranton there was a 4-8-4 running. And I knew when it was running as I helped organize many of those trips. On this crisp October day in 1995, the 261 and its engineer Steve Sandberg put on a fine show as the war-time Alco hammered uphill past the Lackawanna station and former Division Headquarters building. The bark was as loud as this picture implies, and I recalled David P. Morgan's words to a Canadian pedestrian striking a similar pose to the one in this picture: "Look, man, she's steam!"
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