On Sunday I rode MILW 261 from Minneapolis, MN to Gaylord, MN. Departed Minneapolis at 9:00 am. I rode the dome car for the first time. The view was wonderful except for the persistent rain which spotted the windows. The 25 mile run from Norwood to Gaylord was on the M&StL main line to SD. There were plenty of folks chasing the train and trackside all down the line. From Minneapolis to Norwood we were on the MILW Pacific Extension. At Norwood we took the M&StL line towards SD. The track was in pretty good condition and we kept a steady pace of 25 mph. We had a photo runby in Hamburg We stopped west of Gaylord, about 4 miles short of Winthrop, MN, the intended terminus. I could see folks on the top of the tender with shovels enthusiastically working. After about 10 minutes we started backing up. We had reached the end and were heading back, arriving about 5:30 pm. It was a fun trip and The Friends of 261 did a grand job.