For anyone that was here this day....you are looking at a pure photo, untouched by photoshop, simply downsized to fit the database. There were only two people standing by when the train left as e... (more)
Second day of excursions along the former Pacific Extension was met with much greater weather. They had extra time so pulled out of the yard limits further west instead of just turning around dow... (more)
North Pole Express 2021 After taking a year off due to COVID, the Friends of the 261 brought back the North Pole Express trips for 2021. Milwaukee Road 261 is sharing duties with E9 32A... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 has just arrived at the "North Pole" with the 4:30 North Pole Express. From this angle, only the Christmas lights on the cab give away the fact that 261 has been deco... (more)
A pair of ex Soo Line GP9 high hoods, patched for the I&M Rail Link sleep away in New Ulm MN, a couple blocks away from the mainline
MILW 261 was detached from the train for display while all the passengers got off for lunch at Bongards.
Second day across the TC&W, second runby after lunch....and it was amazing.
After a successful weekend of running tips out of the Twin Cities, Milwaukee Road 261 crosses over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis on their way back to their home shop.
261's crew prepares to layover for the night for the next day's excursions, while us foamers were busy photographing the locomotive.
The train heads west to Glencoe past some old rural structures, which probably have seen locomotives such as 261 back in the day.
The 2nd of 2 runbys at Bongards, it was perfect weather for a day of steam.
The front photo line left a nice gap for MILW 261 first runby creating a double canyon effect of the trees and people.
Its said that tornadoes sound like freight trains. For one brief moment, this train does its best tornado impression. The odd smoke patterns is because MILW 261 is in full reverse as it prepares... (more)
During a lunch stop at Bongards, 261 did a couple photo runbys before heading back east to the cities. This was the first of 2 runbys, and man did it put on a show.
261 heads into Chanhassen to pick up passengers for the trip west to Glencoe.