2015 National Train Day

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...

Station2Station

Friend’s car fleet travels cross-country on “Station to Station” artist train “Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening” an Avant-garde traveling music, film, and art extravaganza hired the Friends of the 261 to assemble an assortment of cars that traveled...

Bonton Model Shoot

September 2013, the Friends of the 261 opened the Cedar Rapids up to Bonton to use as a background for their fall catalog. Their theme for the fall catalog was Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Among the Cedar Rapids where many vintage aircraft and...

261 Test Runs

Milwaukee Road No. 261 makes test runs, preparations continue for Duluth excursion By Steve Glischinski Published: April 22, 2013 MINNEAPOLIS – On April 20, Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 successfully pulled a five-car test train from Minneapolis to Glencoe on the Twin...

First Steam Excursion in Four Years!

Notice: The Radisson in downtown Duluth is expected to remain closed through May 15th after a water line broke and flooded parts of the hotel’s basement causing its guests to find other accommodations. For those of you that have reserved a room at the Radisson,...

Milwaukee Night at Model Railroad Club

Final Night Trains  Join the Friends of the 261 & the Twin City Model Railroad Museum on a special Saturday night “excursion” to see the final episode of Night Trains for the 2011-2012 season on Saturday, February 25. Featuring The Milwaukee Road for...
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