A little nod to the folks at MNDOT and the engineering department is in order for building a bridge strong enough to support all the people gathered to watch the MILW 261 arrive in Duluth, Shot f... (more)
A member of 261's crew does some ash work prior to the large coal burner heading back to the Twin Cities.
MILW #261 arrives into Duluth, MN, only minutes away from its destination at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in brilliant sunshine while a nasty storm heads across Lake Superior. Those clouds d... (more)
Milwaukee 261 rolls north past a former Great Northern depot in Askov.
Askov is the former "Rutabaga Capitol of the World" and was a hub of rutabaga cultivation until A. Henriksen's rutabaga warehouse operation burned in the 1970s. The city of Askov is currently home... (more)
Steaming toward Duluth! Rods down!
Milw. Rd. 261 storms south, nearly 2 hours late.
The 261 blasts through Isanti on its return trip to Minneapolis.
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday's miserable snow, sleet, sun and windy conditions give way to a day of full sun and warmer temps as MILW 261 departs Duluth for the return trip to the Twin... (more)
In a scene from the hey day of steam, Milwaukee Road, Soo Line, and Chicago & Northwestern equipment gathers at what could be a yard from the 1950s, alas it is 2013 and the great folks at the Lak... (more)
Crowds gather around 261 shortly after its arrival in Duluth from Minneapolis.
Milwaukee 261 prepares for its morning run to Minneapolis in the company of Amtrak 17.
After a short sojourn in Wisconsin the 261 has just crossed the Grassy Point drawbridge to re-enter Minnesota on the last leg of it's trip to Duluth.
A pair of mallard ducks escort the 261 excursion train across the Kettle River Bridge near Sandstone, MN