The sun didn't exactly cooperate this weekend, but 261 still put on a pretty good show.
When the crew would blow Milwaukee Road 261's whistle for the Zebra Avenue crossing, the cows on the farm would get scared and run away from the planned set up and photo line. By moving to the oth... (more)
The Sept. 13 MILW 261 excursion bound for La Crescent, MN departs the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area on CP tracks.
Sisters in steam pose at Red Wing.
The fireman of 261 shovels coal into the boiler.
From the conductor's chair inside 261.
Water Indicator Levels inside the 261.
Milwaukee Road 261 Steam Gauge.
MILW 261 rounds the curve near Maple Springs with the mighty mississippi as the backdrop.
Pace Shot. The money shot: rods down and blurred. Taken on 261's return to the Dells, and out of the sunroof. Thanks to Joe LeMay for manning the wheel for this shot.
MILW 261 pulls under Milwaukee Intermodal Terminal's train shed.
MILW 261 looks right at home pulling this train today arriving at River Jct.
261 slows, only briefly, as it enters Columbus eastbound.