MILW 261 hustles westbound with a freight from Minneapolis.
Milwaukee Road 261 very slowly and under the the watchful eye of the crew backs up after it spread the rails on a very tight piece of curved track. The mainline belonged to the Wisconsin Central a... (more)
Last year's main steam event on the first annual National Train Day (Saturday, May 10, 2008) was the Lerro Productions' charter of Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261, seen here passing the ex-Milwaukee Buff... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261. A Lerro Productions event.
While in route to Glencoe, MILW 261 preforms several runbys in the town of Cologne, MN. With perfect weather, MILW 261 with matching consist and the sound of her whistle rolling over the fields, w... (more)
After a long afternoon and night photo session, the crew of MILW 261 gather and discuss tomorrows plans. Although the moon shines now, the clouds would eventually come in and heavy rains would ens... (more)
After the 50 mile run from Minneapolis to Glencoe, the crew of MILW 261 grease up the running gear in preparation for the weekend photo charter. A Lerro Productions Event.
While the rest of the crew of MILW 261 sleeps, only a lonely hostler keeps watch while the sun rises on this cold this morning in Glencoe, MN. A Lerro Productions event.
Pete Lerro's 261 charter last year. The beautiful matched consist of vintage passenger equipment was about as big an attraction as the beautiful 4-8-4. As an old timer, it is interesting how litt... (more)
Bearing down. The quiet of a Sunday afternoon on this Minnesota farm is shattered by the passage of the Olympian Hiawatha, led today by one of the Milwaukee Road's big S3 class North... (more)
Just another day, once upon a time in the Midwest... Photo taken during a 2½ day Lerro Production charter.
Milw 261 steamer pulls an excursion train from Union Station in Chicago to Joliet on the BNSF Chillicothe Sub in the late summer.
261 heads into Union Station for the filming of "Public Enemies" with no Amtrak power and an all-Milwaukee consist. The clouds were thwarting most attempts at good shots, but right as the 261 reac... (more)
It's not so often that you can see a 4-8-4 hauling freight tonnage on the same R.O.W. it did back in the 1940's and 1950's!