Burlington Northern SD7 6011 resting at Minneapolis Junction October 1972. The 6011 was built as GN 561 in July 1952 and retired in September 1983. It's strange to see this unit retain its GN sign... (more)
Great Northern SD7 569 and two GP20s rest at Minneapolis Junction August 1969. James Jeffrey Photo from my Collection.
Northern Pacific RS11 911 at Minneapolis Junction June 1970. Built in July 1958, this unit has yet to be renumbered to BN 4191 and won't last much longer on it's old NP turf. By the end of 1970 th... (more)
Great Northern SD9 576 at Minneapolis Junction August 1968. Built in February 1954 and became BN 6103 and BNSF 6103, finally retired in 2012. The 576 received Big Sky Blue in October 1967 and stil... (more)
Burlington Northern NW2 487 resting at Minneapolis Junction June 1970. Built as Great Northern 150 in September 1945 and retired in April 1982. Unknown Photographer Photo from my Collection.
Milwaukee Road 261 is preparing to depart Minneapolis Junction for Chanhassen, Minn.
Milwaukee Road 261 backs down the engine house lead and will soon couple to its passenger train. The event was an evening dinner run on the Twin Cities & Western's ex-Milwaukee Road line that run... (more)
Yes, there really was a Cascade green Burlington Northern No. 1. Before BN assigned No. 1 to an executive F9 (officially labeled F9-2) locomotive rebuilt in 1990, BN had a former Great Northern NW... (more)
Z-train passing under the intersection of Broadway and Central Ave on the BNSF Midway sub at Minneapolis Junction. With warm temps the snow is melting fast.
The Empire Builder is just shy of five hours late as it comes through Minneapolis Junction passing the Friends of 261 shop in the middle of the wye in Minneapolis' Beltrami neighborhood. A... (more)
Legends never die... they just wait to be reborn.
Taken with permission of Friends of 261 staff.
After being rebuilt, Milwaukee Road 261 is ready for a test run at Minneapolis Junction.
Newly restored Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 stands in the snow on the BNSF next to the FO 261 Minneapolis Junction shop. 261 was making a couple of break-in runs on the pocket track adjacent to the ... (more)
Interesting former GN (ex-Army) plow enjoys the summer weather before winter hits. I believe this plow was sold to the RRV&W.
A small crowd patiently waits for the show. In less then a half hour, the 261 will turn her first wheel under her own power in 4 years.