1994 August Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road “Northern” steam locomotive #261 from the”Friends of the 261″ Inc. 1994 operating season off to impressive start Frank Sandberg, Sr. kicks off 1994 261 operations North Star Rail’s first...

1994 March Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road “Northern” steam locomotive #261 from the”Friends of the 261″ Inc. First 1994 steam trips announced Plans shaping up for busy season North Star Rail, operators of Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261,...

1993 August Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road “Northern” steam locomotive #261 from the”Friends of the 261″ Inc. 261 under steam for the first time since 1954. FIRE UP!261 under steam again The long awaited return of a Milwaukee Road steam...

1993 April Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road “Northern” steam locomotive #261 from the”Friends of the 261″ Inc. (Above) 261 rests in the General Electric Service Center in Minneapolis. This fully equipped facility includes overhead...

1993 January Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road “Northern” steam locomotive #261 from the”Friends of the 261″ Inc. 261 rebuilding progresses Work shifts to Minneapolis General Electric shop After months of work performed at the Wisconsin...

1992 October Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road “Northern” steam locomotive #261 from the”Friends of the 261″ Inc. FLAWLESS MOVE Under the Guiding hand of the Wisconsin Central Ltd. and the expertise of the North Star Rail crew, the 261...