Milwaukee Road 261 Excursion 5/11 & 5/12

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crouse

New Member
Here are a few pics from the Milwaukee Road 261 excursion from Minneapolis, MN to Duluth, MN on May 11th & 12th.









 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Any shots of the passenger cars? I would like to see the cars behind #261 for two reasons:
1) I love the classic Milwaukee Road "Art Deco" passenger cars and paint scheme.
2) On 5-2-13 a private car painted in classic Milwaukee passenger colors passed through Edmonds on the tail end of the eastbound Empire Builder (Amtrak #8). I wonder if it was headed east to be included in the consist behind #261.

Check post #1065 on the Mile Post 18 thread for a really bad photo of the car.
http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29675&page=107
 
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p51

Marty, it runs on steam!
Great shots! I had no idea that 261 was back together and running trips already...
 

crouse

New Member
Any shots of the passenger cars? I would like to see the cars behind #261 for two reasons:
1) I love the classic Milwaukee Road "Art Deco" passenger cars and paint scheme.
2) On 5-2-13 a private car painted in classic Milwaukee passenger colors passed through Edmonds on the tail end of the eastbound Empire Builder (Amtrak #8). I wonder if it was headed east to be included in the consist behind #261.

Check post #1065 on the Mile Post 18 thread for a really bad photo of the car.
http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29675&page=107
Here is all I have of just the cars. Mostly the locomotive. Thanks, Curt







 

crouse

New Member
Thanks for the kind responses. The 261 went through some tough times but finally ran under it's own power in April of 2013 when it ran a test run west of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. The trip to Duluth was it's first excursion on 4 years. Thanks, Curt
 

NM_RailNut

Member
Nope; 261 had one mounted opposite of the bell, and you can see where the mounting bracket was attached to the smokebox front if you look very carefully.
 




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