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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1993 – August – Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. 261 under steam for the first time since 1954. FIRE UP!261 under steam again The long awaited return of a Milwaukee Road steam locomotive to service...

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1993 – April – Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. (Above) 261 rests in the General Electric Service Center in Minneapolis. This fully equipped facility includes overhead cranes which can be used to...

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1993 – January – Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. 261 rebuilding progresses Work shifts to Minneapolis General Electric shop After months of work performed at the Wisconsin Central Ltd. engine house...

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