2008 BNSF EAS

Every so often the BNSF does Employee Appreciation Specials, in 2008 the Friends was asked by the BNSF if we would do the honors in pulling the BNSF cars from MPLS Junction to Howard Lake, just west of the Cities. [ngg src="galleries" ids="50"...

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2008 Public Enemies

In 2008, the Friends where contacted by Universal Studios and asked if they could use the 261 and the fleet in an up and coming movie about John Dillinger Called 'Public Enemies.' Here are some photos from this event in the 261s life. [ngg src="galleries" ids="51"...

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1998-October-Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. 5,200 Miles! 261 travels ten states on BNSF, TC&W, WC A tired but happy steam crew pulled into Minneapolis on September 13, 1998 as Milwaukee Road...

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1996-March-Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. Snow Train: truly spectacular! 261 heads up winter excursions at Steamtown Its been along time since railroad fans and the general public have been...

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1995 – December – Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. 261 COMPLETES A GREAT SEASON AT STEAMTOWN! 261 is currently enjoying a well deserved rest after flawlessly traveling well over 3,000 miles on behalf...

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1994-December-Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. Pullin' that New River Train! 261 heads up excursions through West Virginia Milwaukee Road.4-84 261 made its longest trips to date when it traveled to...

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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 full season of operating...

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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, has tentatively announced...

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