This May, Friends of the 261 is offering another “trip back in time” opportunity to ride vintage passenger cars from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee and then on to Chicago behind Amtrak’s Empire Builder. Comfortably relax aboard fully restored luxury cars offering an all premium class journey that you’re sure to cherish for years to come! Meticulously refurbished, these cars recall the era when traveling was half the fun of a vacation. Dining and beverages are included in this memorable travel experience.
TIME: Departure on May 11 at 7:50 am
Depart Chicago Union Station May 13 at 2:15 pm
Return to MSP on May 13 at 10:31 pm
Proceeds from this excursion are used in supporting the restoration of Milwaukee Road Steam Locomotive 261.
The Friends of the 261 Skytop Cedar Rapids inside looking aft at the Milwaukee Station Recorded on July 13, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder.
DATES: May 11 – May 13, 2012. TIME: Depart Amtrak MSP Station on May 11 at 7:50 am* (map) Arrive at Chicago Union Station on May 11 at 3:55 pm* Depart Chicago Union Station on May 13 at 2:15 pm* Return to Amtrak MSP Station on …
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RHMA accomplishes this goal by preserving, restoring, operating and interpreting historic locomotives and rail cars. RHMA got its start in 1991 as the “Friends of the 261 Inc.” a volunteer group that supported the operation of …
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