As dusk arrives on October 2nd, the 261 is finally mated up to the rest of the train.  Since this run is going to be as an "Amtrack train", two 4,250 HP Amtrack diesel engines are placed behind the 261 and its tenders.  Although they are not needed for traction power, they do provide the electricity for the 18 passenger cars. 

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Milwaukee Road 261 - The Friends of the 261

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