Time for a facelift. Before MILW 261 became the star of the Midwest, she was at the Green Bay RR Museum. She certainly looks better now than when this photo was taken in June of 1983.
The MILW 261 on the old Milwaukee Road for a fall excursion, looking every bit of classic Hiawatha as the train passes through the town of Cologne.
Yes, it's cliche, but I wanted at least one picture of the 261 with my family in it. I don't know if any of my children will hold on to an interest in trains as passionately as I have, but for no... (more)
Milwaukee Road steam locomotive 261 leads a passenger special over rare mileage (ex-M&St L)
The shuttered Seneca canning plant in Arlington surrounds the MILW 261 Fall Foliage Special as it travels on this sunny fall day.
The MILW 261 Fall Foliage Special rolls thru rich farmland between Norwood and Bongards.
With a Twin Cities and Western GP38-2 pulling back, Milwaukee Road 261 pushes eastward back to Minneapolis a bit west of Gaylord.
The conductor is throwing the switch that will take No. 261 off of the former Milwaukee Road main and onto ex-Minneapolis & St. Louis trackage at Norwood.
No. 261 is on ex-Minneapolis & St. Louis trackage heading for Winthrop, Minn.,with a fall colors excursion run.
No. 261 crosses the mighty Mississippi on the first leg of its day-long trip to Glencoe, Minnesota.
No. 261 hustles through rural Plato, Minnesota, on its way to Glencoe.
Milwaukee Road 261 heads WB east of Winthrop, it will make a stop in Winthrop for lunch, then will head back East to the Twin Cities pulled back by a TCW locomotive.
Milwaukee Road 261 heads through Green Isle, MN on its way to Winthrop on a rare mileage trip on the Minnesota Prairie Line, a former Minneapolis and St. Louis rail line. This is the first time si... (more)
The 2016 Fall Foliage Special nears its destination of Winthrop. With no wye at Winthrop, a TC&W RR diesel will couple onto the rear end to pull it back east to the Twin Cities.