Picking up speed returning to Milwaukee passing a slight reflection in the retention pond.
MILW 261 crosses KK bridge on Milwaukee's south side with an excursion dinner train to Sturtevant, 21 miles ahead.
Rounding the curve as she approaches the station.
Broadside at Richwood.
Is it possible that MILW 261 has polished these same rails before in revenue service? CP is getting ready to replace the jointed rail on the #1 main that dates back to the era of 261.
MILW 261 cruises over home rails into Columbus as seen from the Vita Plus grain elevator. I think the lady watching from on the balcony across the tracks adds something to this picture.
Holding until the mainline switch is set for normal traffic.
My wife was completely covered in soot after this pass under by the 261.
Creeping out of the station.
The Milwaukee Road 261 crosses the water on one of only three exsisting railroad lift bridges traversing the Mississippi on its way to Milwaukee.
New River Train.
MILW 261 steam excursion on the Twin Cities and Western Railroad from Minneapolis to Olivia, MN.
Getting ready to climb the hill at Division St. and the ride to the house at Minneapolis Jct. For another view, go to: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=68474
Milwaukee 261 prepares to leave La Crescent and head for the Twin Cities.