Milwaukee Road 261 is loading some last-minute passengers as it prepares to depart Union Depot for the "North Pole." At the same time, Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train is visiting the d... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 and the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train meet for the first time at St. Paul Union Depot. What a sight this was!
Milwaukee Road 261 departs St. Paul Union Depot with the 1:30 North Pole Express. Friends of 261 and BNSF are operating steam-powered trains out of the Union Depot this holiday season. The trips... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 has just arrived at St. Paul Union Depot, becoming the first steam locomotive into the station since its reopening earlier this year. The last steam locomotive that operated i... (more)
North Pole Express 2014. Steve Sandburg watches as MILW 261's crew prepares to come off the auxiliary track onto the BNSF main at Minneapolis Jct. The 261 wears a “North Pole Express 2014” ... (more)
261 is leaving the Hinckley Sub at Boylston and will soon be in downtown Superior, Wisconsin, as it makes its way towards the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
The Milwaukee Road 261 slowly walks down the siding in Cambridge, preparing to meet a northbound BNSF freight. A small group of onlookers have gathered to witness it's passage, including the youn... (more)
MILW 261 Leading the Fall Colors special in Cambridge, MN.
MILW 261 Leading the Fall Colors special south of Brook Park, MN.
A special passenger train operated from Minneapolis to Duluth heads across St. Louis Bay and into Duluth behind Milwaukee Road 261. The former Northern Pacific swing bridge the train is crossing w... (more)
A couple impressive pieces of machinery, MILW 261 and SOO 2500 hang out briefly at the depot in Duluth, MN.
Milwaukee Road 261 and it's Tender gleam in the setting sun as it leads the Fall Colors Excursion from Duluth to Minneapolis.
The annual fall colors excursion once again heads south out of Duluth amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in eastern Minnesota. Here, just south of Grasston, MN, the 261 has its train in fu... (more)
The 261 quickly steps across the Snake River at Grasston, highballing out of a slow order and on toward a meet at Cambridge.
The Milwaukee Road 261 slowly pulls around the curve and under many adoring fans at Brook Park as it continues its trip back home to Minneapolis from Duluth.