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Light duty for a Milwaukee 4-8-4

By | May 16, 2023

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With a consist of just two freshly painted boxcars, two dead Fairbanks-Morse diesels, and a bay window caboose, Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 is westbound at Elm Grove, Wis., in September 1954. The dirty, underutilized S3 looks like she’s at the end of her rope, but remarkably she began a second career in 1993 as an excursion engine based in Minneapolis.
Philip R. Hastings photo

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