On Oct. 10, at 9 a.m., a “Fall Colors” excursion train headed by Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 will make a 250-mile round-trip from Minneapolis to near Superior and back. In addition, October 11, the train will travel to Willmar and back.
Prices for either trip range from $129 in coach to $329 in premium.
Milwaukee’s 4-8-4s were among the biggest Northerns ever built, with a top speed of 100 mph — although I doubt that the excursions will test that speed limit. Still, it sounds like fun! For more information, check http://261.com/
— Ed Perkins, editor