Milwaukee Road 261 departs Minneapolis Jct with a southbound fantrip to Winona, MN
Workers service the 261 while patrons embark for the La Crescent turn.
The La Crescent turn of the Fall Colors train blasts through Donehower to the excitement of fans on the train and US 61.
The orange and red maples at Maple Springs add to the colorful consist of the Fall Colors Train.
The MILW 261 fall color special looks right at home with the bluff behind it well colored this fall season.
Milwaukee 261 arrives at La Crescent to turn it's train on the Wye. It will then return to the Twin Cities.
261 rolls south through Isanti past the grain elevator with an excursion train from Duluth. The elevator was torn down not long after this photo was taken.
My first stop (unintentionally - I got lost trying to get to my planned first stop) is at the big bridge at Boylston. The tree wasn't tall enough to hide the P42.
The Hinckley Subdivision has quite a few bridges - this one is the most impressive of them all. Too bad the weather was so dreary.
261 meanders through Braham, the Homemade Pie Capital of the World, after they broke the whistle cord. While they have both a backup whistle and air horn, they still stopped en route to fix... (more)
After turning on the wye in Sturtevant, the evening dinner train gets underway as the sun slips over the horizon.
the 261 on it's return trip from duluth this time in black and white
Davidson Ward gives Milwaukee 261's headlight the once over on the night of May 31. The 4-8-4 pulled 15 cars on a round trip from Minneapolis to Duluth on June 2-3, 2007.
Milwaukee Road 261 departs Duluth for Minneapolis and in the process crosses over BNSF's ex-NP Grassy Point swing bridge linking Duluth and Superior.
The Milwaukee Road 261 nears the end of its journey at least mileage wise as it snakes through West Duluth on BNSF terminal trackage. In less than an hour the 261 would suffer a minor derailment.