Locomotive Report

Information about the Milwaukee Road Northern Steam Locomotive #261 & Milwaukee Road #32A from the Friends of the 261

2019 Engine Report

Engine Report April 2019 Steam locomotive 261 undergoing signification firebox work before the 2019 season. As the snow has melted and Spring has sprung work begins on getting the 261 ready for the 2019 season. Work crews have undertaken the major job of replacing one...

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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...

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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, we...

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Wheel Pressing

During the week of March 6, a special custom-built machine was used to press apart the main driving axle on Milwaukee Road 261. The work was done to inspect the main roller bearings on the wheel, and to establish a better fit of the wheel on the axle hub. Although the...

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