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In December 2017 the Friends of the 261 purchased two dome cars from Canadian National. The cars are former Western Pacific California Zephyr dome ...

2019 – November – Northern

North Pole Express on the ready track 2018 North Pole Express at Union Depot in St. Paul. The 2019 trips will operate Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 12-15. ...

2019 – Spring – Northern

Friends of the 261 now proud owner of Milwaukee Road E9A No. 32A By Don Crimmin Through the hard work of long-time members and volunteers Dr. Robert ...

2018 Car Shop Report Fall

2018 has brought big changes to the fleet of the Friends of the 261. 2 new domes and a complete overhaul on the Fox River Valley, former Henry. ...

2018 – September – Northern

Frank E. Sandberg, Jr. 1941-2018 One of the founders of the Friends of the 261, Frank E. Sandberg Jr. passed away June 13 at age 77. Together with ...