Milwaukee Road 261 rest for the night before taking part in some weekend excursions on the TC&W.
Milwaukee Road 261 charges down the main track on the BNSF Midway Sub past the shop at Harrison Street in Minneapolis. Soon, TC&W GP38-2 #2015 will lead the train onto the siding, so passengers m... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 heads west to Glencoe in the outskirts of Plato on the ex Milwaukee Road mainline to the Pacific Northwest. Back when 261 was in service on the Milwaukee Road, trains went 90 th... (more)
#261 steps out from Duluth across to Superior without diesel assistance. A planned return to Duluth in June 2018, billed as a PTC fundraising effort, was designed with cooperation from Amtrak, in... (more)
"Ya' in, ya' out? Ya' in, ya' out?" as a popular syndicated radio host might say....there is a June 2018 return to Duluth scheduled for #261, but will the recent Amtrak declaration get i... (more)
After Milwaukee Road 261 was delayed more than an hour to check on possible mechanical problems, it finally received permission to continue. However, by this time, the shadows were quickly envelop... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 steams past Northstar 502, which is making a rare appearance at St. Paul Union Depot pulling a shoppers special for the holiday season. Over 3,000 people used the depot platform... (more)
A young fan stands alongside Milwaukee Road 261 as it prepares to depart St. Paul Union Depot for the "North Pole." The Friends of the 261 operate "North Pole Express" trains ... (more)
The 2nd of 2 photo runbys in Hamburg, MN. Some photographers weren't happy with the first because not much smoke was let out of the engine, the 2nd one however left a black cloud hovering over the... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 westbound on the Twin Cities & Western main line at Augusta, Minn headed to Winthrop MN on its annual fall colors excursion.
After throwing the switch on the wye, 261 heads south on the Minnesota Prairie Line towards Winthrop.
Milwaukee Road 261 heads west on the Minnesota Prarie Line near Arlington, MN.
After several days of excursions on Red River Valley & Western trackage, to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Milwaukee Road 261 and its entourage head for home along BNSF's former Great Northern ... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 heads WB through Delano on its way to North Dakota for the Red River Valley and Western 30th anniversary.