Long after most people had left , the crew is still working into the night to get MILW 261 ready for the trip back to Minneapolis. Here they are taking on coal by the light of the moon and with a... (more)
A couple of impressive pieces of machinery share the yard at the Depot in downtown Duluth, MN.
Just a few yards from crossing into Minnesota for a stop at the Depot in Duluth, MILW 261 steams under the Bong bridge which links the two states. This shot was possible due to construction resul... (more)
Steve Sandberg and Bob Franzen check temps on the 261 at a stop on the Willmar trip last year. The 261 runs from Minneapolis to Duluth and return on a sold out trip in just a couple of weeks at th... (more)
Smoke is rising over Minneapolis Junction! No. 261 has a fire in its belly and is being steam tested in preparation for its upcoming trips to Duluth.
Milwaukee Road 261 receives some attention from her crew during the lull between the day's run up to Duluth and the night photo special set to begin later that evening.
Schenectady graduates Milwaukee Road 261 (1944) and Soo Line 2719 (1923) shared the stage in a night photo session at the Lake Superior Railroad museum in Duluth.
Milwaukee Road 261 returned to operation last year following a thorough rebuild with a jaunt up to the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth. Plenty of railfans were on hand to welcome back the bi... (more)
After a service stop a few miles back in Hinckley 261 is about to roll under highway 23 as it heads back to the Twin Cites after a round trip to the Twin Ports.
261 charges southbound for the Twin Cities as it nears Cambridge.
Heading home from Wyoming, we stopped off near KC and ran into a steam engine along the way.
There was thunder in the Poconos as Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 takes 19 freight cars for a ride one summer day for a band of photographers. After an idea that was cooked up over a spaghetti dinner a... (more)