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Excursions with Milwaukee 261 set for October

Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 heads South on the return trip to St. Paul Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 heads South on the return trip to St. Paul on 5/12/2013 - Drew Jacksich, San Jose, CA

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

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