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2023 Northern Lines

Things may have seemed quiet over the summer for the Friends of the 261, but they have been quite far from that. Many things have been progressing in the shop of the 261.Friends contracted by MTM for A18Back in 2021, MTM (Minnesota Transportation Museum) contracted...

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Milwaukee 261

Milwaukee 261BASIC INFO Height - 15' 6" Length - 109' 7 3/4"Fuel- Soft CoalCoal Capacity - 25 TonsWater Capacity - 20,000 GalBoiler Pressure - 250 LbsCylinders - 26" x 32"Tractive Effort - 62,119 LbsFactor of Adhesion - 4.18Tender Type - 12-wheeled; consisting of two...

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Milwaukee 32A

Friends of the 261 are now the proud owners of an original Milwaukee Road EMD E9. This classic locomotive, with its iconic streamline design will make a great addition to the Friends fleet. While the engine is close to perfection, it still needs some minor mechanical...

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2023 Train Day

RRHMA participates in Midwest events Equipment makes appearances at Union Depot Train Days, Franklin Park Railroad DazeRailroading Heritage of Midwest America participated in two Midwest railroad events in June, part of fulfilling our mission to promote public...

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RRHMA awarded $31,000 by the Emery Rail Heritage Trust

Railroading Heritage of Midwest America would like to announce the award of $31,000 by the Emery Rail Heritage Trust to go towards the return to service of the Sleeping Car/Lounge Caritas. We would like to thank the Emery Rail Heritage Trust for its continued support...

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RRHMA to Expand operations to Silvis, IL

Railroading Heritage of Midwest America to expand operations to Silvis Illinois shop & rail complexThe rail complex will be developed as a multiuse commercial development, historic preservation, restoration and future transportation museum. SILVIS, Ill. (Jan 10,...

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Cedar Rapids

Swift of foot was Hiawatha, He could shoot an arrow from him, And run forward with such fleetness, That the arrow fell behind him! -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Song of Hiawatha The Milwaukee Road’s Hiawatha streamliners are the stuff of legend. Bringing up the...

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Super Dome

A new outlook on happy travel boosted the Milwaukee Road, with their first end-to-end dome cars built for any railroad. Built for the Milwaukee Road by Pullman Standard in 1952 as Super Dome 53, it is one of 10 ever built and is the heaviest passenger car ever built,...

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Bella Vista

Bella Vista, a Dome Sleeper, Diner and Lounge car all in one. With comfort for 24 by day and 8 by night. The Bella Vista was completely re-built in 2001. Clad internally in teak and mahogany, the Bella Vista exudes the classic elegance ushered in with the Golden Age...

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