261 to Red River Valley & Western

Thu. Jun 1, 2017 at 6:00pm - Sat. Jun 3, 2017 at 9:00pm CDT
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261 to Red River Valley & Western

Thursday June 1 and Friday, June 2, 2017
Each day No. 261 will pull three-hour, 74-mile round trip evening excursions from Davenport to Lisbon, N.D. Trains will depart Davenport at 5 p.m. for the journey over the former Northern Pacific Railway’s Fargo & Southwestern Branch, now Red River Valley & Western’s Fourth Subdivision. Just outside Lisbon the railroad enters the scenic Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway. The tree-lined, rolling hills of this valley are speckled with quaint towns and farmsteads, lending to its American charm. In addition to nature and scenery, archaeology, history, culture, and recreation are all found along this byway, North Dakota’s first nationally recognized scenic byway. The Davenport to Lisbon route has not seen passenger service since 1960-61.

Round trip mileage from Fargo/Davenport to Lisbon is 74 miles.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Milwaukee Road 261 will pull a sunset excursion train departing from Wahpeton, N.D. to Kindred, ND. This train will run northwest to Kindred on RRV&W’s ex-Great Northern Second Subdivision. The line to Kindred is the only former Great Northern route operated by the RRV&W, and once served as a cutoff from the GN main line at Breckenridge and the Surrey Cutoff at Nolan, N.D. 

Round trip mileage from Wahpeton to Kindred is 81 miles.

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