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Date: 03/20/20 08:50
Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: AndyBrown

June 25, 2000, Milwaukee Road 261 is leaving Muscatine, IA, eastbound on its way home from Kansas City.  I forget the purpose of this trip but think it might've been for BN family days excursions out west. Anyone else remember?

Andy

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Date: 03/20/20 11:54
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: wp1801

The fireman should have waited until they were out of town before sanding the flues!



Date: 03/20/20 12:01
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: HotWater

wp1801 Wrote:
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> The fireman should have waited until they were out
> of town before sanding the flues!

Good grief!!!!!



Date: 03/20/20 13:30
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: Rmosele

wp1801 Wrote:
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> The fireman should have waited until they were out
> of town before sanding the flues!

I kind of like the smell of black smoke in the morning. It smells like . . . victory.



Date: 03/20/20 15:03
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: jderoo

Andy,

The engine was returning home from pulling excursions out of Kansas City for the Milwaukee Road
Historical Association's annual convention.


AndyBrown Wrote:
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> June 25, 2000, Milwaukee Road 261 is leaving
> Muscatine, IA, eastbound on its way home from
> Kansas City.  I forget the purpose of this trip
> but think it might've been for BN family days
> excursions out west. Anyone else remember?
>
> Andy



Date: 03/20/20 16:12
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: Frisco1522

261 is a coal burner, they don't sand flues on coalburners.



Date: 03/20/20 16:18
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: HotWater

Frisco1522 Wrote:
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> 261 is a coal burner, they don't sand flues on
> coalburners.

Well I'll be damned!  I was wondering how that got all that oil fuel piled up so high on the tender.



Date: 03/20/20 17:35
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: tehachapi-dave

HotWater Wrote:
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> Well I'll be damned!  I was wondering how that
> got all that oil fuel piled up so high on the
> tender.

Come on Jack, it's obviously a removable slanted oil tank made to look like a coal load.  Kidding aside, that is one heck of a load of coal they got in that tender.    

Tehachapi-TJ Over & Out.  



Date: 03/20/20 18:02
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: 1003-2719-1385-engr

SMH..

It is a coal burner, sanding the flues does not occur on this locomotive..



Date: 03/20/20 19:12
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: AndyBrown

jderoo Wrote:
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> Andy,
>
> The engine was returning home from pulling
> excursions out of Kansas City for the Milwaukee
> Road
> Historical Association's annual convention.

Thanks for the correction!

Andy



Date: 03/21/20 04:59
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: UP951West

Thanks for sharing, Andy. Love that whistle. 



Date: 03/21/20 15:21
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: MJV1988

Great video!! Love how it blasts out of town. Reminds me of when I saw it last September on the Gourmet Express trips.

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Date: 03/21/20 20:52
Re: Milw. Rd. 261 Leaving Muscatine June 2000
Author: 2472Don

God Almighty - look at her tender!... "Got coal?!?" LOL

(SP)2472 Don
Manoa Valley, O'ahu



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