Milwaukee 261 Along the Mississippi

Several days ago (around 15-Sep-2005), the announcement was made that Milwaukee 261 would be travelling to Kansas City, MO, for an appearance at the grand opening of the KC Rail Experience. Much like my last encounter with 261, it would just happen that I would be in Iowa anyway. So, I decided I might as well enjoy a beautiful day outside and go chase 261 from Clinton, IA, down to its destination for the day, Muscatine. Really, it was a rather uneventful, relaxing chase – very unlike the usual mainline steam experience, but a great way to spend a day off. So, without further delay, on to the pictures…


All photographs in this trip report were taken with a Canon EOS 10D using either a Canon 28-105mm USM or a Canon 75-300mm f4-5.3 IS/USM.

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