Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 made a test run on home rails (Twin Cities & Western, originally MILW) from Minneapolis to Glencoe, MN, on April 20, returning tender-first.
261 will be making an overnight trip to Duluth May 11-12: check the Schedules for more details.
(Thanks to Daniel Lindfors)
(Thanks to Tracy McKibben)
(Photo by Steve Glischinski.)
Last week Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 no. 261 was lifted off its drivers as part of the locomotive’s 1472-day inspection. Tires and journals will be attended to while work on the boiler progresses. No date for 261’s return to service has been set; you donate to the project at the link.
(Photo by Aaron Jors.)
The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that the National Railroad Museum has sold ex-Milwaukee Railroad 4-8-4 261 to Trains News Wire confirms the sale and reports that the Friends of 261 are soliciting donations to finish the locomotive’s 1472-day overhaul.
Congratulations to the Friends of 261 on their acquisition, and we hope to see 261 back on the road soon.