Friday, February 28, 2014

Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #265

Milwaukee Road S3 4-8-4 #265 at the Illinois Railway Museum on May 23, 2004

Milwaukee Road #265 was built in July 1944 by Alco. #265 is an S3 class 4-8-4 locomotive, one of a group of 10 that were the last steam locomotives delivered to the Milwaukee. The locomotive went into storage in 1954 as the Milwaukee ended steam operations. In January 1957 the locomotive was donated to the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where it remained until the city donated it to the Illinois Railway Museum in March 1975. It arrived in Union on April 12, 1975. #265 is one of only three Milwaukee Road steam locomotives in existence, although one of the others is sister S3 #261, which has been restored to operating condition and is used on excursion trips.

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