On a cool spring day the 261 storms upgrade in grand style heading back to the Twin Cities from the Twin Ports.
Milwaukee Road 261 departs Duluth on Sunday for Minneapolis.
Milwaukee Road 261 slowly crosses over from the eastbound to the westbound in Duluth.
No, they aren't the Beastie Boys. The 261 has just returned from a weekend excursion upto Duluth.
MILW 261 and train are on the Chicago Union Station to Rock Island, IL leg of the Grand Excursion 2004.
Milwaukee 4-8-4 #261 and Susquehanna 2-8-2 #142 pull a special downgrade toward Syracuse, NY.
261 is headed for Galesburg to make a brief appearance at RR Days before heading back to Chicago later in the day.
MILW 261 North passes through the Davenport river front with Saturday's run to Savanna, Illinois as part of the Grand Excursion of 2004.
Milwaukee Road 261 and train come through Lyndon Station in the last few minutes of sun before the clouds gathered.
Many thanks to the crew for laying down that beautiful plume of smoke to cover up that ugly silver thing behind the aux tender.
This was taken from the hofman interlocking on the MILW 261 color trip in 2003 the owner of the buick in the front was allowed to place the car near the tracks
Making its way on the Wye at barstow to head towards Moline and Rock Island.
Milwaukee 261 in Rock Island Illinois for the Grand Excursion