Fireman Ambrose has 261's fire under control and the boiler pressure pegged in this image taken just minutes prior to departure. In lieu of the organization's termination of their contract with NR... (more)
In what will probably be my only sunny shots of the weekend of this unit, SP 4449 takes the east leg of the wye before shoving back into the siding for the night. Tomorrow they'll head down the M... (more)
SP 4449 continues catch the evening sun while it gets a once over by its crew in anticipation for the weekend's excursions down along the Mississippi River.
People gather to get a look at SP 4449 before it departs.
Amtrak 23 has been cut away from the train as well as some of the passenger cars. The Amtrak unit will take the cars cut away to the Amtrak Station in Saint Paul. SP 4449 just entered the tracka... (more)
The Amtrak diesel has been cut away and a few of the passenger cars have been removed. A bit later after this shot was taken the cars cut off from the train were moved to the Midway Amtrak depot.... (more)
SP 4449 pulls into the home of MILW 261 where it'll spend a little over a week getting tweaked and ready for the rest of the trip to Michigan.
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!
Clouds of smoke and steam accompany 261 as it departs Minneapolis.
Milwaukee Road 261 departing Minneapolis .
Classic GN. orange & green, long hood forward
CP 2816 and the Milwaukee 261 the night before the double header.