Blast from the past
Train aficionados offer special excursions.
© Torsten Muller
If you're in love with old trains, train aficionados can give you a ride.
In the fall, Friends of the 261 run special excursions on their 1944 Milwaukee Road steam locomotive (pictured). In October, No. 261 pulls cars down the Mississippi from Minneapolis to Winona and back. It also will run a trip from Winona to La Crescent to turn the locomotive.
Tickets in three classes are $99-$329 for the 278-mile round-trip to Winona, $89 for children. A coach ticket from Winona to La Crescent and back is $39.Last updated on November 24, 2016