Day 23, Night 8
Designed and built by the Milwaukee Road shops as a Tap Lounge for the streamlined 1947 Olympian Hiawatha. Retired from regular assignments in 1955 and converted to a business car. Transferred to private ownership in the late 1970s, leased to the Wisconsin Central, then operated on steam excursions with the Friends of the 261. Currently owned by railroad equipment leasing company. Available for private charters and trips, with friendly and engaging service tailored to special occasions, and individual tastes and wishes. The Friends of the 261 is the agent for the car. Based in Southern California or Chicago area. Unique Milwaukee Road style and comfort. Rich woodwork and trademark lighting create a feeling of warmth and coziness. Large windows and open rear platform allow excellent viewing. Sizable wood-lined lounge and dining area, swivel lounge chairs, full bar and XM satellite radio. Luxurious master bedroom plus three double bedrooms are all beautifully restored. Travel reliably and in comfort with refurbished mechanical systems.