Highball 261! Chris Pitzen and the big 4-8-4 pose at the Buffalo Lake depot. Thanks to Lerro Productions.
Milwaukee Road 261 is in the hole at Glencoe with a short freight train as the Olympian Hiawatha streaks past. Thanks to Lerro Productions for the setup and lighting.
Recreating the past aboard the Milwaukee Road Skytop "Cedar Rapids." Thanks to Lerro Productions for setting up this shot.
The Milwaukee Road lives on ! MILW 261 leads 30+ cars into the morning sun at Milton WV through the New River Gorge in the fall of 1994.
The Buick is only 4 years younger than 261 and makes a classy chasing vehicle.
MILW 261 is headed east about to duck under I-39 after passing 'the electrics' (the x-overs in the distance) leaving Mendota for Chicago in the evening glint.
A friendly wave from the head end greets onlookers and railfans as the MILW 261 hustles through Alma alongside the Mississippi. This was the 'circle trip' coinciding with the 2004 NRHS Convention... (more)
After 2+ weeks on the road, MILW 261 creates a bit of headroom at her Minneapolis home before dropping the fire.
MILW 261 steams it up nicely returning to Chicago from Galesburg.
The NRHS 'circle trip' with MILW 261 departs St. Paul after a flurry of traffic at Hoffman clears, the last of which is an empty hopper train. To see the action a few minutes before, click more)
The 2004 NRHS "circle trip" saw the 261 run downriver from St. Paul to LaCrosse on the BNSF, then on the CP back up the Minnesota side of the river. Here the 261 highballs LaCrosse.
MILW 261 crosses the St. Croix River into Wisconsin under the eye of the bridgetender.
Making it run down to KC for KC Union Depot Grand opening at fosrster bridges
261 simmers in the cool evening air before a weekend of excursions in blistering heat.
She's a beautiful machine.