Pretty nifty, eh? A "Friends of the 261" excursion from the Twin Cities to Duluth & back makes its way across Grassy Point....but...without 261. When we were told it was going out to wye leaving the museum in Duluth, we thought it would return to make the full effect across the bridge....but no....it is waiting a couple miles down the line, having simply tiptoed quietly over the bridge with very little fanfare. Had one other opportunity to make that "right" after this, but last year's trip was cancelled over the Amtrak policy change & there is no telling when that will be amended.
The GE Genesis series are well known for being Amtrak's locomotive. With confirmation of retirement from Amtrak themselves, their time is limited. Now is your chance to catch them before the chargers arrive!