Submitted For Your Approval * Two-hundred-thirty-sixth Installment
Author: D. B. Arthur
Date: 11-19-2023 - 20:47

Here's a photo I took on August 19, 1995, TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO, of Milwaukee Road 261 when it was starting out with a steam excursion from Scranton, PA to Binghamton and Syracuse, NY. This was a run-by near the Steamtown shop complex where the trip began and then we boarded the train and took off for upstate New York. We travelled over the Tunkhannock Viaduct, which is an amazing piece of engineering, made in an era when concrete was cheap.

[en.wikipedia.org]

The lighting and steam output at this runby was better than I figured it would be and this has turned out to be one of my best photos of the Milwaukee 261.

Here's the consist of the train and some other cryptic notes:

Steamtown Excursion
Lv. Scranton, PA hrs. Ar. Syracuse, NY (Armory Square) hrs.
August 19, 1995
MILW 261
"Earling"
MKT 403 800393
DL&W 791
TVBX 4992
TVBX 4990
TVBX 4989
LBR 4970
5033
FWRH 710 ex-NYC 9107
711
713
SRTL 3262 "Southwind" 6053
SRTL 4806 "Chickadee" 6601
5038
NYSW 530 added at Chenango Bridge
NYSW 533 added at Chenango Bridge
NYSW 532 added at Chenango Bridge
NYSW 531 added at Chenango Bridge
NYSW 500 added at Chenango Bridge
NS 842 added at Chenango Bridge
NS 843 added at Chenango Bridge
NYSW 2400 added at Chenango Bridge

To assist me in recollecting this trip, I looked up my air records and I see this was one of those trips that leaned heavily on Southwest Airlines.

August 18, 1995 WN 1485 ONT-PHX* 0530-0630 N375SW
August 18, 1995 WN 1485 PHX-OMA 0650-1120 N375SW
August 18, 1995 WN 1485 OMA-MDW 1140-1300 N375SW
August 18, 1995 WN 1485 MDW-CLE 1320-1520 N375SW
August 18, 1995 WN 1039 CLE-BWI* 1745-1855 N63SW
August 20, 1995 WN 0930 CLE-MDW* 1000-1005 N62SW
August 21, 1995 WN 0332 MDW-OMA* 1340-1505 N370SW
August 21, 1995 WN 0332 OMA-LAS 1525-1620 N370SW
August 21, 1995 WN 0332 LAS-ONT 1645-1735 N370SW

https://i.ibb.co/r0W7r92/19950819-034.jpg



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  Submitted For Your Approval * Two-hundred-thirty-sixth Installment D. B. Arthur 11-19-2023 - 20:47
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval * Two-hundred-thirty-sixth Installment J 11-21-2023 - 07:56
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval * Two-hundred-thirty-sixth Installment X 11-21-2023 - 09:09
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval * Two-hundred-thirty-sixth Installment D. B. Arthur 11-21-2023 - 15:27
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