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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1992 – October – Northern Lines

Information about the rebuilding of Milwaukee Road "Northern" steam locomotive #261 from the"Friends of the 261" Inc. FLAWLESS MOVE Under the Guiding hand of the Wisconsin Central Ltd. and the expertise of the North Star Rail crew, the 261 began its journey from Green...

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1992 – August

261 MOVED FROM NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM Mark the time and date: 1:36 p .m., Thursday, March 5, 1992. On that date in Green Bay, Wisconsin, former Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 touched home rails again for the first time since the 1950's. The locomotive was being moved from...

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