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12/14/2017
 
 
 
 
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Fourth Car Of The North Pole Express
Title:  Fourth Car Of The North Pole Express
Description:  The fourth car of the North Pole Express was the other double decker car owned by the Friends of the 261. Too bad these are not used on, say, the fall color trips. They would give coach class extra seating!
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/13/2017 6:55:59 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Passenger
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Views:  11   Comments: 0
Second Car Of The North Pole Express
Title:  Second Car Of The North Pole Express
Description:  Here is the second car of the North Pole Express, one of the 261 group's double deck commuter cars. This baby and her sibling help sell plenty of seats for short trips.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/13/2017 6:53:56 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Passenger
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Views:  8   Comments: 0
Miracles Do Come True
Title:  Miracles Do Come True
Description:  I never thought I would see a Milwaukee Road steam locomotive, much less one in operation. The grand old 261 sure proved me wrong, thank God. Here she is at the end of the line with the 1 P.M. North Pole Express. Dig that smoke plume.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/13/2017 6:40:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Steam
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  5   Comments: 0
The Grand Old 261
Title:  The Grand Old 261
Description:  Need I say more?
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/13/2017 6:37:40 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Steam
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  6   Comments: 0
261 To The Pole
Title:  261 To The Pole
Description:  The North Pole Express makes its arrival at the North Pole on a relatively pleasant December afternoon. Ah to be a kid again...
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/13/2017 6:36:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  10   Comments: 1
Heading For Old St. Nick's Place
Title:  Heading For Old St. Nick's Place
Description:  The North Pole Express chugs along, minutes from its destination at the North Pole. Speaking of poles, I should have waited a second or so more before taking this shot. The light pole at left kind of messes with the view of the 261.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/13/2017 6:36:05 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  4   Comments: 0
Coal Train DPUs
Title:  Coal Train DPUs
Description:  The DPUs bring up the rear on this Union Pacific coal train ascending the hill at Division Street early on a Saturday afternoon.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/10/2017 9:51:21 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6222(AC44CW) UP 6752(AC44CW)
Views:  17   Comments: 1
Rolling Reminder
Title:  Rolling Reminder
Description:  A few of the coal cars in a UP coal train ascending the hill at Division Street still proudly bore the logo and initials of the Chicago and North Western, like this car. We miss you, C&NW!
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/10/2017 9:50:04 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Action
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Views:  14   Comments: 0
Climbing The Hill
Title:  Climbing The Hill
Description:  A Union Pacific unit coal train bound for Wisconsin (?) climbs the hill at Division Street on a relatively pleasant Saturday afternoon.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/10/2017 9:48:40 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6011(AC44CWCTE) UP 6360(AC44CW) UP 7158(AC44CW)
Views:  17   Comments: 0
UP 6011
Title:  UP 6011
Description:  Roster shot, taken at Union Depot railfan park.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/10/2017 8:39:08 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6011(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  12   Comments: 0
UP 6360
Title:  UP 6360
Description:  Roster shot, taken at Union Depot railfan park.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/10/2017 7:45:34 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6360(AC44CW)
Views:  8   Comments: 0
UP 7158
Title:  UP 7158
Description:  Roster shot, taken at Union Depot railfan park.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/10/2017 7:42:14 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7158(AC44CW)
Views:  14   Comments: 1
Stopped Black Diamonds
Title:  Stopped Black Diamonds
Description:  This Union Pacific unit coal train paused near the railfan park at St. Paul Union Depot to let a southbound BNSF freight pass through Division Street before proceeding on ahead.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/10/2017 7:37:10 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7158(AC44CW) UP 6360(AC44CW) UP 6011(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  14   Comments: 1
St. Paul Turn At I-94
Title:  St. Paul Turn At I-94
Description:  After passing the St. Paul Union Depot railfan park, the St. Paul Turn heads for Hopkins on a cool but otherwise pleasant December afternoon.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 9:38:37 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  TCWR 3516(GP20C) TCWR 2011(GP38-2) TCWR 4301(GP30C)
Views:  22   Comments: 0
Second Catch Of The Day
Title:  Second Catch Of The Day
Description:  My second catch of the day on this visit to St. Paul Union Depot's railfan park was the westbound Twin Cities & Western St. Paul Turn.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 9:37:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  TCWR 4301(GP30C) TCWR 2011(GP38-2) TCWR 3516(GP20C)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
First Catch Of The Day
Title:  First Catch Of The Day
Description:  My first catch on this visit to the railfan park at St. Paul Union Depot was this westbound Canadian Pacific freight that had a mix of CP and UP motive power.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 9:34:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 8629(AC44CW) UP 5523(AC45CCTE)
Views:  22   Comments: 1
Passing The Signals
Title:  Passing The Signals
Description:  The 261 passes beneath the signals at the east end of St. Paul Union Depot as the 1 P.M. run to the North Pole heads out.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 8:31:20 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
The North Pole Express Is In!
Title:  The North Pole Express Is In!
Description:  The North Pole Express awaits its 1 P.M. departure from St. Paul Union Depot on a chilly but otherwise pleasant Saturday afternoon. Soon the train will be off to visit the land of jolly old St. Nick.
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 8:24:37 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Station,Steam,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  17   Comments: 0
Steam In The Snow, 2017
Title:  Steam In The Snow, 2017
Description:  "There's nothing like steam in the snow," Jim Boyd noted in his book about Steamtown. The 261 has steamed in the snow at Steamtown National Historic Site and now, for the fourth year running, at St. Paul Union Depot. Here the crew is bringing the 1 P.M. train to the North Pole into its destination on the east side of SPUD. Dig that steam show! You rock, 261!
Photo Date:  12/9/2017  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 8:17:49 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Passenger,Action
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Views:  17   Comments: 0
GN 3411
Title:  GN 3411
Description:  Roster shot, taken at Northtown. Unit was in storage line. I do not know why BNSF labels these retired units as "GN".
Photo Date:  12/8/2017  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 6:21:31 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  GN 3411(SW1500)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Heading Onto The Old Passenger Main
Title:  Heading Onto The Old Passenger Main
Description:  A short BNSF train consisting of four boxcars tacked on behind a GP39-2 heads onto the old Northern Pacific passenger main at Northtown.
Photo Date:  12/8/2017  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 6:04:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2737(GP39-2)
Views:  24   Comments: 1
Passing Under The New Bridge
Title:  Passing Under The New Bridge
Description:  A four car train led by BNSF 2737 passes underneath the new St. Anthony Parkway bridge on a snowy but relatively pleasant Friday afternoon.
Photo Date:  12/8/2017  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 6:03:36 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2737(GP39-2)
Views:  22   Comments: 1
Fancy Seeing You Here!
Title:  Fancy Seeing You Here!
Description:  What is the Hustle Muscle doing in Northtown's storage line? From what I've read, the veteran Great Northern unit is awaiting a new engine.
Photo Date:  12/8/2017  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 5:59:37 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  GN 400(SD45)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
The Storage Line
Title:  The Storage Line
Description:  A new viewing pavilion on the west end of the new St. Anthony Parkway bridge afforded this fine view of the storage line at Northtown Yard. For some reason, a plow is tacked on to the north end of the line.
Photo Date:  12/8/2017  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 6:02:50 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Winter,Yard
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Views:  36   Comments: 1
GN 3464
Title:  GN 3464
Description:  Roster shot, taken at Northtown. Unit was in storage line.
Photo Date:  12/8/2017  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 6:01:48 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  GN 3464(SW1500)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
Stored Oldies
Title:  Stored Oldies
Description:  I remember the days when SD9s and SW1500s like these babies were yard power on the BNSF. Now these two old friends of mine are sitting in Northtown awaiting final disposition.
Photo Date:  12/8/2017  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 6:00:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  GN 1720(SD9) GN 3419(SW1500)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Zooming By The 261 Shop
Title:  Zooming By The 261 Shop
Description:  I tried to get a shot of the coach "Lake Pepin" as the northbound Northstar to Big Lake passed the 261 shop. All I could manage was this. Oh well, so be it.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:27:01 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger,Action
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Views:  25   Comments: 0
Goodbye Downtown Minneapolis
Title:  Goodbye Downtown Minneapolis
Description:  The Nicollet Island bridge recedes into the distance as the second to last run to Big Lake leaves downtown Minneapolis behind.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:25:59 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Bridge,Signal,Passenger,Action
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Views:  11   Comments: 0
Inbound Train On Track Two
Title:  Inbound Train On Track Two
Description:  The inbound train from Big Lake sits on Track Two awaiting later departure from Target Field as the last train to Big Lake for the day.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:24:23 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Station,Passenger
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Views:  11   Comments: 0
Outbound Train On Track One
Title:  Outbound Train On Track One
Description:  The outbound train on Track One sits with doors open awaiting passengers like me on the day after Thanksgiving, 2017. No flood of Black Friday shoppers awaiting homeward departure here, for which I was grateful, because the ride to and from Target Field aboard the Northstar was nice and mellow.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:16:07 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Station,Passenger
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Views:  11   Comments: 0
The Engine On My Outbound Train
Title:  The Engine On My Outbound Train
Description:  A portrait of the engine on my outbound train shortly before departure from Target Field Station on the day after Thanksgiving, 2017.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:13:43 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  MNRX 505(MP36PH-3C)
Views:  9   Comments: 0
The Engine Of My Inbound Train
Title:  The Engine Of My Inbound Train
Description:  Here us a portrait of the engine on my inbound train, idling after arrival at Target Field on the day after Thanksgiving, 2017.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:10:31 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Station,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  MNRX 503(MP36PH-3C)
Views:  8   Comments: 0
Rusty Ex-Great Northern South of Pine Street
Title:  Rusty Ex-Great Northern South of Pine Street
Description:  A view of the BNSF Monticello Subdivision looking south from Pine Street. As there have been no special moves to Xcel Energy's Monticello power plant in recent years, rust has regained a firm hold on these ex-Great Northern rails.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 6:19:05 PM
Location:  Monticello, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Track
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Views:  13   Comments: 0
Quiet Siding
Title:  Quiet Siding
Description:  This quiet siding north of Pine Street on the rarely used portion of the Monticello Subdivision does see use as a runaround track for motive power on trains serving the Monticello power plant. Shame no action was going on today.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 6:17:06 PM
Location:  Monticello, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Track
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Views:  17   Comments: 0
Back From The Mill City
Title:  Back From The Mill City
Description:  This is the engine that pulled the four car train I rode from Target Field Station in downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake Station. The Northstar can really roll! I sure look forward to the day St. Cloud is served by Northstar at last.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 6:15:28 PM
Location:  Big Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  MNRX 505(MP36PH-3C)
Views:  20   Comments: 1
Here Comes The Northstar!
Title:  Here Comes The Northstar!
Description:  The northbound Northstar arrives at Big Lake beneath gray skies on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I would ride this train to Target Field, savoring an instance of the journey being the destination.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 6:14:30 PM
Location:  Big Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MNRX 503(MP36PH-3C)
Views:  12   Comments: 0
BN 10187 On Display
Title:  BN 10187 On Display
Description:  Burlington Northern 10187 can be found on display at the Albertville Lions Park, located next to the BNSF Monticello Subdivision. A depot-like building is being built next to the caboose. Note how none of the windows are covered, thus restoring the 10187 to her 1970s look.
Photo Date:  11/24/2017  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 6:19:53 PM
Location:  Albertville, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock
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Views:  29   Comments: 0
Mesmerizing Rapids
Title:  Mesmerizing Rapids
Description:  I could meditate on the rapids flowing beneath the Minnesota Commercial's Rice Creek bridge all day. Snow on top of the span was courtesy of a dusting the Twin Cities got a couple days before.
Photo Date:  10/29/2017  Upload Date: 10/29/2017 7:40:37 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Track
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Views:  33   Comments: 1
Where The Commercial Crosses The Creek
Title:  Where The Commercial Crosses The Creek
Description:  Another portrait of the Minnesota Commercial's bridge over Rice Creek, taken from the adjacent trail bridge.
Photo Date:  10/29/2017  Upload Date: 10/29/2017 7:38:52 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Track
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Views:  22   Comments: 1
"...Or Diving From Bridge Prohibited"
Title:  "...Or Diving From Bridge Prohibited"
Description:  Here is the Minnesota Commercial's bridge over Rice Creek on their route to Fridley. I hope the sign in the foreground is obeyed during the warm season.
Photo Date:  10/29/2017  Upload Date: 10/29/2017 7:38:27 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Bridge,Track
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Views:  23   Comments: 0
MNNR West of Knollwood Drive
Title:  MNNR West of Knollwood Drive
Description:  Minnesota Commercial's line to Fridley, west of Knollwood Drive. I snapped this pic after an early season snowfall dusted the Twin Cities. Anyone know how often the MNNR uses this line?
Photo Date:  10/29/2017  Upload Date: 10/29/2017 7:37:59 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Track
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Views:  18   Comments: 0
MNNR East of Knollwood
Title:  MNNR East of Knollwood
Description:  Minnesota Commercial's line to Fridley, east of Knollwood Drive. Pic was taken after an early season snowfall dusted the Twin Cities.
Photo Date:  10/29/2017  Upload Date: 10/29/2017 7:36:54 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Track
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Views:  14   Comments: 0
Passing A Vacant Billboard
Title:  Passing A Vacant Billboard
Description:  The fall color trip to Winthrop passes a vacant billboard west of Arlington on the Minnesota Prairie Line.
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:57:13 PM
Location:  Arlington, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  21   Comments: 1
Rocking The Minnesota Prairie Line
Title:  Rocking The Minnesota Prairie Line
Description:  The 261's fall color trip to Winthrop rocks the Minnesota Prairie Line west of Arlington on the last day of September, 2017.
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:56:48 PM
Location:  Arlington, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  20   Comments: 0
Rockin' Along The Louie
Title:  Rockin' Along The Louie
Description:  The 261's fall color trip to Winthrop rocks (literally) along the old Minneapolis & St. Louis west of Arlington.
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:56:18 PM
Location:  Arlington, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  21   Comments: 0
Passing The Station Sign
Title:  Passing The Station Sign
Description:  As the 261 sweeps by the photo line one more time, the engine passes Hamburg's station sign. I wonder where the town's depot was?
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:55:37 PM
Location:  Hamburg, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  21   Comments: 1
Smoking It Up
Title:  Smoking It Up
Description:  As the 261 passes by the photo line one more time, Steve and the crew smoke up Hamburg.
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:55:15 PM
Location:  Hamburg, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  30   Comments: 1
Returning To Reboard
Title:  Returning To Reboard
Description:  Steve and the 261 crew bring the train back into Hamburg to reboard passengers for the run to Winthrop. Note: some of these folks the 261 is passing are locals and railfans out to see her, not passengers.
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:54:31 PM
Location:  Hamburg, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  14   Comments: 0
Slowing Down
Title:  Slowing Down
Description:  Steve and the 261 crew slow the train after the runby at Hamburg. Soon they will back up, bring the train back in, and reboard for the run to Winthrop.
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:49:25 PM
Location:  Hamburg, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  11   Comments: 0
"Cedar Rapids" On The Old Louie
Title:  "Cedar Rapids" On The Old Louie
Description:  Who would have thought that one day a Milwaukee Road Skytop obs would roll on the old Minneapois & St. Louis? Here the "Cedar Rapids" is rolling by the photo line during the 261's sole runby at Hamburg on the fall colors trip to Winthrop.
Photo Date:  9/30/2017  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 10:48:35 PM
Location:  Hamburg, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger,Action
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Views:  10   Comments: 0


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