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5 March 2000

A few hours west of Chicago, we've some photos of the preserved and operating Milwaukee Road 261 steam locomotive at Galesburg Railroad Days in June 1998.

The official Web site of Milwaukee Road 261 is at http://www.261.com. It presents their operating schedule, photographs, and information about the locomotive and its restoration activities.

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Milwaukee Road 261 steam locomotive shortly after arrival at the Galesburg (Illinois) Amtrak Depot from Chicago on a 20th Century Limited charter trip.

MILW 261, Steam locomotives, photographed on 27 June 1998 from onboard the Nebraska Zephyr at Galesburg (Illinois) Amtrak Depot by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [zephyr/1998/06/98627h11.jpg] NEW! 5 March 2000

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Milwaukee Road 261 had been scheduled in June 1998 to pull two 20th Century Limited day trips from Chicago to Galesburg Railroad Days and return. Due to mechanical difficulties, the Saturday trip arrived several hours late. Diesel-electric power was substituted for the return trip on Saturday evening, and the outbound morning trip on Sunday. Repairs were effected, and Milwaukee Road 261 powered the Sunday evening return trip.

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