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17-AUG-2008 DK Hein 2008

old 261

The restored Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No 261 rolling thru Columbus, Wisconsin (at speed!) on its way back to Milwaukee on 08-17-08.
This is a 1944 CMStP&P Alco locomotive brought back into service in 1993. Many more photos and information can be found -Here-.

Update: I recently noticed that this engine was incorporated in the Johnny Depp movie, "Public Enemies", (2009).
Coincidentally, principal photography for the movie began in March 2008 in Columbus, Wisconsin where this photo was taken.
Old 261 can be seen slowly pulling into Grand Central Station (Chicago) at the 44 minute mark of the story.

Nikon D300
1/400s f/5.6 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

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Yiannis Pavlis27-Sep-2008 13:38
Quite an interesting composition. Well seen.
Terri Steele23-Aug-2008 17:06
Love the curving track in your composition. Very nice work!
January Grey22-Aug-2008 05:43
Great perspective, and a fantastic shot, Dave. Something haunting about trains. V~
Marjan Schavemaker21-Aug-2008 08:58
Great picture, Dave! V
J. Scott Coile19-Aug-2008 18:57
Ellie would go NUTS! We are taking her on a short vacation next week and one of the events will be a train ride. Nicely composed.
Lee G19-Aug-2008 16:51
Neat pov!
I can hear a Johnny Cash song playing in the background...
Malcolm Smith18-Aug-2008 05:40
A great chunk of serious American locomotive. Great shot too, I like the curve leading away.
Guest 18-Aug-2008 01:52
Great capture of the smoke!