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by SOO2719
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Glorious 261 on September 8, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: The Glorious 261 on September 8, 2018

The train was westbound in both pics, with the real locomotive doing the work and the diesel along for the ride. :) Shame there is no turntable or wye at Glencoe, but oh well.
by SOO2719
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Glorious 261 on September 8, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: The Glorious 261 on September 8, 2018

Here is the "Cedar Rapids" and T.C.& W. GP38-2 2015 at Powers Blvd. I was close enough to wave to everybody aboard the train but far enough away to keep safe, the best way to railfan.
by SOO2719
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Glorious 261 on September 8, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 65

The Glorious 261 on September 8, 2018

Here is the glorious 261 westbound at Powers Blvd in Chanhassen about 2:35 P.M. on the lovely afternoon of September 8, 2018. I always wanted to catch a train at this location along the Twin Cities & Western, and the 261 and the "Gourmet Express" was destined to be the one. :D I tried ...
by SOO2719
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Runs This Weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: 261 Runs This Weekend

Hey Mark,

That's too bad. I heard about the derailment on another forum. You all were stopped across from Pizza Luce at Blake Road in Hopkins?
by SOO2719
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Runs This Weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: 261 Runs This Weekend

I will be in Chanhassen, down at Powers Boulevard. See you all soon.
by SOO2719
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Runs This Weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: 261 Runs This Weekend

Hey Mark, I just donated to the GoFundMe page for the 261's PTC fundraiser. I will be seeing you all tomorrow but not Sunday due to other commitments then. I have not decided yet where I will be catching the train on its outbound run. Hopkins? Eden Prairie? Chanhassesn? Decisions, decisions. :D Sorr...
by SOO2719
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin
Replies: 16
Views: 677

Re: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin

According to Trains News Wire, Eau Claire has exercised their buyback option for the 2719. :(
by SOO2719
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad Luck Strikes UP's Frontier Days Excursion
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Bad Luck Strikes UP's Frontier Days Excursion

Union Pacific 844 wound up striking and killing a pedestrian today while on the Frontier Days excursion. :-(

https://kdvr.com/2018/07/21/pedestrian-struck-by-train-near-henderson/
by SOO2719
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twin Cities & Western Says "No" To Southwest LRT Deal
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Twin Cities & Western Says "No" To Southwest LRT Deal

And now both parties have reached a deal: http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/transportation/2018/07/with-settlement-southwest-light-rail-clears-a-stumbling-block/ Omigosh, I just had a thought: will the Met Council allow steam trips over "their" part of the line, or will steam trips even...
by SOO2719
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Northern 2523
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Great Northern 2523

I meant now with no past tense limit, of course. :D But "on display" would be simpler, and so it now is.
by SOO2719
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Northern 2523
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Great Northern 2523

Two more pics. I visited the 2523 this past Sunday. I'd never seen a Great Northern steam engine before, so I remedied that with a day trip to Willmar just to see the 2523. :D
by SOO2719
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Northern 2523
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Great Northern 2523

Here are a few views of Great Northern 4-8-2 2523, on display at the county museum in Willmar, MN. She sure is some beauty.

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