MILW 261 thunders out of Mile Creek siding at track speed trying to make up lost time on her way back to Wisconsin Dells and eventually Milwaukee.
Racing to beat a midwest downpour on the fast track behind the barn is another kind of horse.
Keeping her warm at 4:00am. Never knew how much I disliked sodium vapor lighting. 4 sec @ f5.6
The facination begins at a young age.
Milwaukee 261 gives the appearance of a light engine move as it backs it's train around the west leg of the wye at New Lisbon. The engine has just cleared US12 crossing on the old Milw. "valley" ... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 throttles up after exiting the CP's Pigs Eye yard and the smoke partially obscures the Amtrak GE P42DC #74 and the nine passenger cars in tow.
One way to hide the diesel engine...
Arrrrrgh! MILW 261 starts to pour on the coals before heading up hill. Maybe there's a pirate on board.
Starting up the big hill towards Minneapolis Junction.
Near St. Croix on the Canadian Pacific's former Milwaukee Road main line.
After filling up on water and a good greasing, 261 departs La Crosse. (Canon EOS20D, 16-35mm f/2.8L USM)
After departing La Crosse, WI 261 heads towards Winona, MN. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)
Milwaukee Road 261 on it's return trip from Milwaukee enters Saint Paul flying a skull and cross bones flag.