May 9, 2015

The Friends of the 261 and BNSF Railway teamed up to participate in the annual Amtrak Train Day at the Union Depot in St. Paul on May 9, 2015. BNSF ES44C4 No. 8143 pulled the Friends business car Lamberts Point, baggage car 2450, Super Dome 53 and Skytop Cedar Rapids from Minneapolis Junction to the Union Depot on the morning of May 9. Nearly 5,000 visitors came to the depot that day, and had a chance to walk through the four cars, as well as buy souvenirs in the 2450. The BNSF locomotive was on display at the head of the train, and took the cars back to Minneapolis at the end of the festivities.

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