261 rolls towards Glencoe in the late evening hours. This was the former Milwaukee Road main line to the west coast, and is now operated by the short line Twin Cities & Western.
Steaming the night away.
My best shot from the crossing at Bongards, showing the entire train. This was the deadhead move to position the train at Glencoe for the photo charter. Thanks to Lerro Productions.
Some people would call this a B&W, I see much more then that! Part of my Railroad: Milwaukee RoadLocomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: MILW 261Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 09, 2008
A Lerro Productions signature shot. Two crewmen oil the running gear while 4-8-4 261 cools its heels in the siding. Many thanks to the 261 crew for their patience and hard work that weekend.
Armed with modern day technology and observation I've travelled back in time with my 200 mm lens to take what would then be considered a completely "out of the box" composition. Milwaukee Road #2... (more)
261 is heading to Chicago to be part of a movie called "Public Enemies". Train is headed on home rails just outside of Chicago Union Station. 261 is waiting for an outbound Metra to clear before h... (more)
261 is heading to Chicago to be part of a movie called "Public Enemies". Train is headed on home rails just outside of Chicago Union Station.
261 on a Pete Lerro photo charter. 261 receives some servicing at Glencoe. Lighting provided by Lerro productions.
Pete Lerro's 261 charter on the TC&W provided all kinds of creative photo opportunities, but one of my favorites was this Lucius Beebe style high speed runby type of wedgie, which shows the big 4-... (more)
The passengers in the tail car get a last look at Glencoe as 261 leaves town.
Clear skies, a steam engine, and a brightly painted passenger consist - who could ask for more?
A passenger train rolls through the Minnesota countryside.
A farmer's view of #261.
A vintage car stops to admire a vintage locomotive.