The crew stands and talks as the 261 puffs away in a view that is reminiscent of the transition era of railroading. The 261 was in Chi-town for a movie shoot during the weekend.
Pace shot near Stewart. Thanks to Lerro Productions for the train; Steve Glischinski for driving.
My attempt at a pan shot, a la Mitch Goldman. Taken at F22 @ 1/30th of a second (I'm not brave enough to try 1/6th yet, Mitch!)
261 is serviced and inspected at La Crosse. The dirty engine photographs well.
All bicycle activity on the sidewalk has ceased for the time being.
Just another day in 1954 as Milwaukee Road #261 clears the cross bucks with a freight at Jet Avenue, in Glencoe, Minnesota - compliments of Mr Peabody, Sherman and Pete Lerro. Yes... one more #26... (more)
Milwaukee 261 bends into the setting sun heading home.
There will be no stopping to pick up passengers at the Dells today..
"Art deco" bridge over the Amtrak station platform.
This group of kids waiting to board a late Amtrak Empire Builder got an unexpected living history lesson when Milwaukee 261 showed up at their platform. Some were terrorized by the hissing black ... (more)
A film crew gets some footage while 261 gets serviced in Portage. Note that even the cement hopper is lettered "MILW" and the last 2 digits are "61".
On home rails Milwaukee 261 heads west.
The only active RR tunnel in Wisconsin sees a special train.
A Movie Star heads for home after loading up on coal in La Crosse.