A nice way to celebrate National Train Day was the arrival of 261 in Duluth.
At dusk, an eastbound Milwaukee Road fruit block waits to depart Avery.
We're just about ready to leave Watertown,WI. after making our pickup off the Madison branch. Train 272 was the Wausau/Chicago manifest that made a stop at Watertown usually for a setout/pickup. W... (more)
Steaming through Kenwood with a test train prior to its debut excursion on May 11th, 2013.
After being rebuilt, Milwaukee Road 261 is ready for a test run at Minneapolis Junction.
Milwaukee Road's Virocqua Patrol leaves the Lacrosse,WI. Yard headed east for Sparta,WI.. The local will do way work all along the mainline and at Sparta it will run around its train and head sout... (more)
Milwaukee Road SD40-2 Nos. 203 and 207 take the Ford Fast west through Brookfield, Wisconsin, on April 28, 1985.
Milwaukee Road 261 heads by a farm just outside of Bongards, MN as it heads west to Glencoe on the Ex Milwaukee Road Mainline during its test run after a 4 year rebuild.
Brandon Kilgore's recent photo of the old"Triple Nickel" prompted a search through some slides. One year after its rebuild I had the 555 as lead unit on "the beast" Valley 272 on the Lacrosse Divi... (more)
Hitting the curve just like in days past? Ex Milwaukee main line. The Mars light is off for now, For a time it didn't have one and it covering that time.
Storming along on rails she may have possibly ran in revenue service, the 261 passes the station sign for Norwood on her first trip in four years.
Chilly temperatures made for a nice plume of steam as the 261 made a break-in run between Minneapolis and Glencoe, MN on the former Milwaukee Road transcontinental mainline. Here she's seen just ... (more)
Checking the bearings with an IR reader and soon to take on water.
A couple enjoys the view as the 261 steams along the Twin Cities & Western west of Minneapolis.
She's back! After four years of being dormant in the shops in Mineapolis receiving a complete overhaul, Milwaukee 261 attacks the mainline for the first time, leading a five car test train ... (more)