Fifty years ago (May 22, 1961) the Milwaukee Road’s Olympian Hiawatha made its last departures from Chicago and Seattle/Tacoma. Unnamed Nos. 15 and 16 continued between Minneapolis and Deer Lodge, the first division point west of Butte. A September 1961 photo shows a minimum four-car consist behind an E unit: baggage car, coach, tap-cafe car and Touralux sleeper. It was discontinued west of Aberdeen on January 31, 1964, but its nocturnal turnaround between Minneapolis and Aberdeen lasted until April 16, 1969.
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