The 2016 Fall Foliage Special nears its destination of Winthrop. With no wye at Winthrop, a TC&W RR diesel will couple onto the rear end to pull it back east to the Twin Cities.
Twin Cities & Western 2300 is at the rear of a special dinner train operated by Friends of 261. The unit will pull the train west, and Milwaukee 261 (coupled to the other end) will pull it back t... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 is preparing to depart Minneapolis Junction for Chanhassen, Minn.
Milwaukee Road 261 backs down the engine house lead and will soon couple to its passenger train. The event was an evening dinner run on the Twin Cities & Western's ex-Milwaukee Road line that run... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 is on home rails as it traverses the former Milwaukee Road main line to the Pacific Coast (now operated by short line Twin Cities & Western) with the first of two fall color exc... (more)
EMDX 1604, one of two SD70ACeP4-T4 demonstrators painted in BNSF colors, is heading for Superior, Wisc., on BNSF's Hinckley Subdivision.
A passenger / inspection train being operated for the Lexington Group heads down Proctor Hill towards Duluth, MN on the way to Two Harbors, MN. Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Business Car ... (more)
In a welcome change from the usual run to Duluth and back, 261 tip-toes down Twin Cities & Western's subdivision, the Minnesota Prairie Line. They'd make it as far as Winthrop, MN before being pul... (more)
Reaching the approximate half way point on their 47 mile trip between the plant and the mine while passing through one of only three public road crossings on the route.
I managed one shot without anyone else in it of the 261's time in Glencoe, MN. I enjoy seeing steam locomotives, but honestly chasing excursions is not my favorite part of the hobby. Still, mome... (more)
Two Caterpillar powered locomotives run westbound past a soybean field waiting to be harvested near Buffalo Lake, MN.
Milwaukee 261 on the 2016 Fall Foliage Special rolls thru the small hamlet of Gaylord on this ex-M&St.L line.
Milwaukee 261 leads the Fall Foliage Special west of Augusta MN as it heads towards Winthrop on the MN Prairie Line.
MILW 261 leads the Fall Colors train south through Norwood Young America on the ex Minneapolis & St. Louis.