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MINNESOTA & WESTERN RAILROAD
8619 STATE HWY. 55 NW
ANNANDALE, MINNESOTA 55302 -USA
Location: Annandale, MN
Phone: 320-274-3733
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • MINIATURE STEAM 12 IN.
Comments/Directions:
Ongoing restoration for both railroads.
 Added 04/01/2003
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MOWER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FAIRGROUNDS
AUSTIN, MINNESOTA 55912 -
Location: AUSTIN, MINNESOTA
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site MOWER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Milwaukee Road Display: ten-wheeler #1004, Hormel Reefer, Milw 0774 caboose, Standard coach 3355, standard baggage 1979, and the Oakland, MN depot are on display
 Added 10/08/2002 | Last Updated 11/05/2003
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DULUTH & NORTHEASTERN 27
BARNUM, MINNESOTA -
Location: CARLTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Formerly Duluth Missabe & Iron Range nos. 348, engine 27 is on display in the park.
 Added 09/27/2002 | Last Updated 07/14/2006
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LUM PARK
BRAINERD, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: BRAINERD, MN
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
This locomotive was purchased by the Ironhorse Central RR Museum in Chisago City, MN and moved there Nov. 1st 2006. The process of returning it to the NP L-4 927 configuration has commenced. Many people have confused the fireless locomotive # 8 with this locomotive. The true history is that it was built in April of 1896 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works with the construction number of 14796. It was built for the St. Paul and Duluth RR as # 71. It became NP L-4 class #927 after the StP&D was purchased by the NP on June 15th of 1900. In August of 1929 it was rebuilt into shop locomotive # 10. It worked at the Brainerd shops as a shop switch emgine until 1955 when it was replaced by shop locomotive #7. (#7 used to be NP L-9 #1065.) Shop locomotive # 10 was donated to the city of Brainerd in 1956 and sat at the Brainerd shops until 1961 when it was moved to Lum Park.
 Added 07/27/2006 | Last Updated 01/19/2007

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HILL ANNEX MINE STATE PARK
P.O. BOX 376
CALUMET, MINNESOTA 55716 -
Location: NORTH OF CALUMET ALONG HWY 169
Phone: 218-247-7215
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site HILL ANNEX MINE STATE PARK HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: HILL ANNEX MINE STATE PARK INFORMATION
Comments/Directions:
Hanna GE steeple cab, ore cars, caboose, spreader, mining pictures on display.
 Added 10/08/2002 | Last Updated 07/26/2006
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IRONHORSE RAILROAD PARK
24880 MORGAN AVE
CHISAGO CITY, MINNESOTA 55013 -
Location: CHISAGO CITY, MN
Phone: 651-357-3394
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • HAND CAR RIDES
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site IRONHORSE RAILROAD PARK
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Ironhorse Central Railroad Museum is located in Chisago City, MN and has been in this present location since 1966. Richard and Robert Thompson and Doug Alexander started back in the 1950's collecting memorabilia, taking photo's and going on MRA fan trips. They purchased engine # 4 in 1963 and had it stored until 1966 when it was moved to the present location. Track construction was started that year and in 1984 the circle was completed and a final spike ceremony was held celebrating the event. A documentary called "Ironhorse" was filmed from 1983 to 1984 and has been featured on television multiple times. In those years we had many newspaper articles and were shown on local news programs. We have almost a mile of track in a circle so we can run our equipment around. We have over 20 pieces of equipment. We are still out in the country so we have plenty of scenic areas for nice photo's. We have a 1895 Saint Paul And Duluth Railroad depot that is the center of focus in our museum. The depot is where most of the collection of railroad artifacts are located. Displays are changed out frequently. Steam ups are posted on the website. We are open June 1st to September 30th Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 5 and offer Bumblebee rides on Friday and Diesel excursions on Saturdays.(see Website)
 Added 08/14/2006 | Last Updated 11/07/2012
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MINNESOTA DISCOVERY CENTER
801 SOUTHWEST HIGHWAY 169
CHISHOLM, MINNESOTA 55719 -USA
Location: CHISHOLM, MINNESOTA
Phone: 218.254.7959
2nd Phone: 800.372.6437
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site IRONWORLD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Ironworld is a Museum that tells the story of immigrant life on the "Iron Range" of Minnesota. Depart the park side of Ironworld by boarding an authetic 1920's trolley and embark on a journey through time. The picturesque 2.4 mile railway routes you around the beautiful Pillsbury mine pit and deposits you at Glen location, a re-creation of an early iron mining community. Upon disembarking at historic Wilpen Depot, you can begin to experience what life was like for early miners and their families. Trolley excursions are on a limited schedule, contact the museum for run dates.
 Added 10/08/2002 | Last Updated 05/24/2013

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MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF MINING
CHISHOLM, MINNESOTA -
Location: CHISHOLM, MINNESOTA
Phone: 218-254-5543
2nd Phone: 218-254-7158
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Lots of equipment that was used to mine iron ore in Minnesota, and visit a Great Northern Road Railroad diorama.
 Added 10/08/2002 | Last Updated 11/05/2003

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CLOQUET DULUTH & NORTHWESTERN LOCOMOTIVE
CLOQUET, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: CLOQUET, MN
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site CLOQUET DULUTH & NORTHWESTERN LOCOMOTIVE INFO
Comments/Directions:
Duluth & Northwestern locomotive No.16 on display.
 Added 11/11/2005
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SOO LINE DEPOT MUSEUM
CROSBY, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: CROSBY, MN
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Web Site SOO LINE DEPOT MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The Soo Line Depot was built in 1910. It was part of a 1908 - 1910 project to build a rail line from Superior, Wisconsin to Thief River Falls, Minnesota with a branch (Crosby) to the Cuyuna Iron Range. It is now the home of the Soo Line Depot Museum which is filled with artifacts, photos and documents telling the stories of everyday life and historical events on the Cuyuna Iron Range. There is a Northern Pacific ore car on display on the station tracks.
 Added 07/08/2016
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END-O-LINE RAILROAD PARK
440 N. MAIN ST.
CURRIE, MINNESOTA 56123 -
Location: CURRIE, MINNESOTA
Phone: 507-763-3708
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Web Site END-O-LINE RAILROAD PARK HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Railroad museum.
 Added 10/08/2002 | Last Updated 12/18/2009
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LAKE REGION PIONEER THRESHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 752
DALTON, MINNESOTA 56324 -
Location: I 94 EXIT #67 2MI NORTH TO SE AREA OF DALTON.
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Comments/Directions:
Decauville locomotive #5398 of Corbeil, France. built 1914, 40 hp, 600mm gauge, 0-4-0 imported to the USA in 1969 is now part of the Dalton steam threshermens show currently held the weekend AFTER labor day weekend in September. Featuring live steam traction engines, old farm tractors and equipment.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 03/30/2005

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OLD DEPOT RAILROAD MUSEUM
651 WEST HIGHWAY 12
DASSEL, MINNESOTA 55325 -USA
Location: Dassel, Minnesota
Phone: 612-275-3876
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Railroad museum in former Great Northern Depot.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 04/06/2003
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DULUTH UNION DEPOT
506 WEST MICHIGAN STREET
DULUTH, MINNESOTA 55802 -USA
Location: DULUTH, MN
Phone: 218-727-8025
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site DULUTH UNION DEPOT HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
You haven't seen Duluth until you've explored the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center's Historic Union Depot, better know as simply the Depot. This former Union Railroad Depot was built in 1892 by the Boston firm of Peabody, Stearns and Furber. By 1910, the Union Depot was serving seven different rail lines with up to 5,000 people passing through its doors daily. In 1971, this beautiful landmark, in the French Norman architectural style, was listed on the national register of historic places. After it served its last train and underwent major renovations, the Union Depot reopened in 1973 as an area cultural center. Now called the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center's Historic Union Depot (our nickname is still "the Depot"), the historic part of the building houses exhibits by four different museums and its theater wing functions as a studio and administrative home to five performing arts organizations.
 Added 03/23/2008 | Last Updated 11/15/2013
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LAKE SUPERIOR & MISSISSIPPI RAILROAD
6930 FREMONT ST.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA 55816-0211 -
Location: STATION IS AT 6930 FREMONT ST., ACROSS GRAND AVE. FROM DULUTH ZOO (BEHIND LITTLE STORE).
Phone: 218-624-7549
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAIL CHARTERS
Web Site LAKE SUPERIOR & MISSISSIPPI RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Ride the rails following the St. Louis River, so close you can almost touch the water. Our vintage railroad passenger cars (1912 & 1914 Pullman-style passenger cars) plus an open "safari" make this this trip even more enjoyable. Our engine is a 1946 diesel switcher that is in excellent shape. This trip is great for train fans and tourists alike. Charters are also available. Our season runs from Mid-June to Mid-October.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 11/10/2005

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LAKE SUPERIOR RAILROAD MUSEUM
506 WEST MICHIGAN ST.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA 55802 -USA
Location: DULUTH, MINNESOTA
Phone: 218-727-8025
2nd Phone: 218-733-7590
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site LAKE SUPERIOR RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Formerly know as the Lake Superior Museum of Transportation this museum has an unusually large collection of railroad equipment.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 12/18/2009
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NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD
506 WEST MICHIGAN ST.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA 55802 -USA
Location: DULUTH, MINNESOTA
Phone: 218-722-1273
2nd Phone: 800-423-1273
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
This railroad is currently operating under the management of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. It offers diesel and RDC excursions. In 2007 we operated Soo Line Steam locomotive #2719 a Pacific Class ALCO. That engine will run again this year for Fall Colors on the last three weekend of September and the first weekend in October. Runs take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30AM to Two Harbors over 28 miles of track at 35 miles an hour.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 04/02/2008

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EXCELSIOR STREETCAR LINE
WATER STREET BETWEEN 3RD AND GEORGE STREETS
EXCELSIOR, MINNESOTA 55331 -
Location: EXCELSIOR, MN
Phone: 952-922-1096
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • TROLLEY(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site EXCELSIOR STREETCAR LINE HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: MINNESOTA STREETCAR MUSEUM
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Enjoy a one-mile, twenty minute round trip on the Excelsior Streetcar Line on the former Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railway right-of-way through historic west-suburban Excelsior. The line operates two streetcars in regular service: Duluth Street Railway No. 78 (1893, LaClede Car Company) and Twin City Rapid Transit Company No. 1239 (TCRT 31st Street Shops, 1907). The Excelsior Streetcar Line runs on Thursdays (2:00 to 6:00 p.m.) from early May through mid-October, Saturdays (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), and Sundays (1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from early May until mid-September. Please visit our website for additional information including Halloween and Santa Trolleys and other special events.
 Added 04/06/2003 | Last Updated 04/10/2009

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WESTERN MINNESOTA STEAM THRESHERS REUNION
25471 90TH AVE S
HAWLEY, MINNESOTA 56549 -
Location: ROLLAG, MINNESOTA
Phone: 218-937-5404
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • MOTORCAR EXCURSIONS
Web Site WESTERN MINNESOTA STEAM THRESHERS REUNION HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Threshers Reunion features:
* curved roundhouse to house RR equipment
* one full size switch engine which pulls cars for visitors to ride at no cost
* Two small trains, one to ride & one to look at all in operation
* Put/put or hand cars on the track in operation
* RR crane on the tracks
* About 50 steam traction engines in operation
* three BIG stationary steam engines , two horizontal & one vertical from Pabst Brewery, 3 stories tall.

Old engines, steam engines and a steam driven merry-go-round. The 353 steam engine gives rides on 2 miles of track around our show grounds. We also have a model railroad that gives rides in miniature land. WE have something for everyone on 250 acres. WMSTR at Rollag is a 4 day show every Labor Day Weekend.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 04/07/2008

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HINCKLEY FIRE MUSEUM
106 OLD HWY 61
HINCKLEY, MINNESOTA 55037 -
Location: HINCKLEY, MINNESOTA
Phone: 320-384-7338
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site HINCKLEY FIRE MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Train Depot holds the Hinckley Fire Museum and tells the detailed story of the Hinckley Fire
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 03/30/2005
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OSCEOLA & ST. CROIX VALLEY RAILWAY
MARINE ON ST. CROIX, MINNESOTA -
Location: MARINE ON ST. CROIX
Phone: 715-755-3570
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • CAB RIDES DIESEL STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site OSCEOLA & ST. CROIX VALLEY RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Board the train at Osceola, WI. Operates interstate in highly scenic St. Croix River Valley between Osceola, WI and Marine on St. Croix, MN. Also operates between Osceola, WI. and Dresser, WI. The railway runs brunch, dinner, pizza, and all other special events trains. Tickets may be purchased by calling the depot or online at our website www.trainride.org.
 Added 11/04/2003 | Last Updated 03/07/2010

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COMO-HARRIET STREET CAR LINE
2330 W 42ND ST
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55410 -
Location: W. 42ND ST. & QUEEN AVE. SO. ON THE WEST SHORE OF LAKE HARRIET
Phone: 952-922-1096
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • TROLLEY(S) ON DISPLAY
  • TROLLEY MUSEUM
Web Site COMO-HARRIET STREET CAR LINE HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: MINNESOTA STREETCAR MUSEUM
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line operates three historic Minnesota streetcars on one mile of track that is the last mile of the once-extensive Twin City Rapid Transit Company's 523-mile system. Streetcars operate on weekends from May to November and daily from mid-May to mid-September 6:30 p.m. to dusk on weeknights, 12:30 p.m. to dusk on weekends (5:00 p.m. only in October and November), and 9:30 a.m. to dusk on holidays (9:00 a.m. on Memorial Day). The fare is $2.00; children under age four (three and under) ride for free. Streetcars operate on the scenic "Glen Line," once part of the original Como-Harriet route, connecting Lake Harriet with Lake Calhoun. Ride Duluth Street Railway No. 265 (1915, TCRT Snelling Shops, Saint Paul), TCRT PCC No. 322 (1946, Saint Louis Car Co. Saint Louis), or TCRT No. 1300 (1908, Snelling Shops). Look for Winona No. 10 (1913, Saint Louis Car Co., Saint Louis) soon! Visit the historical displays in the Linden Hills Station, a reproduction of the 1900-era station, and visit the Linden Hills Carbarn and Shops on select Sunday afternoons. Please visit our website for complete information including Memorial Day special operations to Lakewood Cemetery, holiday "Early Bird" specials, Classic Car Day, and the Halloween Ghost, Pumpkin Patch, and Holly Trolleys.
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FRIENDS OF THE 261
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 651-765-9812
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site FRIENDS OF THE 261 HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Steam excursions over class 1 railroads led by restored Milwaukee Road #261.
 Added 04/06/2003
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MINNEHAHA DEPOT
4926 MINNEHAHA AVE
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55417 -
Location: IN MINNEHAHA PARK AT 4926 MINNEHAHA AVE., ENTER PARK FROM HWY. 55 AT 46TH OR 54TH STS.
Phone: 651-228-0263
2nd Phone: 800-711-2591
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site MINNEHAHA DEPOT HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Minnehaha Depot is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society and operated by the volunteer-based Minnesota Transportation Museum in Minneapolis' famous Minnehaha Park. The Depot appears much as it did in 1963 when the Milwaukee Road closed it as a freight agency and donated it to MHS (it had last seen passenger trains in 1920). The Depot is open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. There is no admission fee but donations are welcome. Visits can be arranged at other times with advance notice for a nominal fee.
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THE MINNEAPOLIS DEPOT & CHARLEY'S GRILL
225 THIRD AVENUE SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55401 -USA
Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Phone: 612-375-1700
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Web Site THE MINNEAPOLIS DEPOT & CHARLEY'S GRILL HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Milwaukee Road Depot boasts two award-winning Minneapolis hotels by Marriott, a 15,000 square foot indoor water park, a full service bar and restaurant, a variety of unique banquet and meeting spaces, heated underground parking, and an enclosed, seasonal ice skating rink. For nearly seven decades, family members and loved ones stood at the atrium of the Depot and waved to passengers boarding the trains of the Milwaukee Road line. The Depot was a hub of activity during the late 1800s, and at the peak of activity in 1920, the prosperous Depot bustled with 29 trains departing daily. While the last train left in 1971, the Depot still stands as a monument to the classic travel experience. Today the fully-renovated Milwaukee Road Depot has re-opened its doors enhancing the revitalization movement of Minneapolis? Riverfront District
 Added 02/05/2009 | Last Updated 12/18/2009

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MILWAUKEE ROAD HERITAGE CENTER
301 STATE RD.
MONTEVIDEO, MINNESOTA 56265 -USA
Location: MONTEVIDEO, MINNESOTA
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site MILWAUKEE ROAD HERITAGE CENTER HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Depot museum in MILW depot in Montevideo along with several cars on display.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 02/03/2008
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CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON
MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota
Phone: 218-735-8890
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
0-8-0 locomotive on display.
 Added 10/09/2002
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GOPHER STATE RAILWAY MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 123
NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA 56071-0125 -USA
Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Phone: 952-758-8729
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site GOPHER STATE RAILWAY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Gopher State Railway Museum (GSRM) is not open at this time. GSRM owns a 20 acre plot of land 2 miles north of New Prague, Minnesota on country road 21. Construction began in late 2008 and with any luck we will open during the Summer of 2009. Paper work for installation of our mainline switch has been has been submitted to the Union Pacific Railroad. We have a M&St.L maintenance of way tool building restored and ready to be moved to a temporary area for display. We are actively seeking new members and doing local festivals and parades. Gopher State Railway Museum is going to be a great asset to Minnesota. Our roster includes: Locomotives: 1 SW-1 (CB&Q 9146) donated to us by NSP (Reddy Killowatt), 1 S-4 NP #717; Rail Cars: 2 - Stainless CB&Q Coaches - BUDD 1940 52 Seat, Silver Crest # 4711, Silver Forest # 4713, 1 CB&Q Waycar #14534 Built Dec. 1871 (Orig CB&Q #79), 1 - Milwaukee Road T1 gantry inspection vehicle, 1 - Milwaukee Road Flanger, 1- 1880s Great Northern Business Car named Manitoba (James J. Hill's) Built for the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba RR, 1- 1900s Great Northern RPO Baggage Car (from Bandana Square). Please visit our kid's web page at: http://www.chugchug.org
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 01/09/2009
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PINE RIVER DEPOT
PINE RIVER, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: PINE RIVER, MN
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Pine River's Heritage Group North has applied for and received a $250,000 Minnesota Transportation History Network grant that moved the depot across the Paul Bunyan Trail from where it sat and totally restored it to its 1913 condition. Plans call for the building to me used as an historical display highlighting the railroad era in the Pine River, Minnesota area.
 Added 03/22/2008 | Last Updated 04/24/2010

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DULUTH, MISSABE & IRON RANGE LOCOMOTIVE NO. 225
PROCTOR, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: PROCTOR, MN
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site DULUTH, MISSABE & IRON RANGE LOCOMOTIVE NO. 225 HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
DM&I 2-8-8-4 No.225 is on display.
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JACKSON STREET ROUNDHOUSE
193 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. EAST
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 55130 -
Location: ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
Phone: 651-228-0263
Description:
  • RAILROAD ORIENTED TOURS
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • CAB RIDES DIESEL STANDARD GAUGE
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 16 IN.
Web Site JACKSON STREET ROUNDHOUSE HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Roundhouse and train rides. See one of the last fully operational working roundhouses in the United States. Take part in fully interactive railroad exhibits, view restoration projects including steam restoration, tour the roundhouse, even take a caboose ride! Unique location for groups, meetings, reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, etc. Tickets may be purchased by calling 651.228.0263 x3104 or online at our website. Wheelchair accessible.
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TWIN CITY MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM
668 TRANSFER ROAD, SUITE 8
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 55108 -
Location: TRANSFER ROAD BUSINESS PARK
Phone: 651-647-9628
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • TOY TRAIN COLLECTION/DISPLAY
Web Site TWIN CITY MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Twin City Model Railroad Museum is an exquisitely detailed model panorama of railroads in the Twin Cities during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. This was a time when both steam and diesel engines shared the rails. Thousands of volunteer hours have faithfully reproduced Twin Cities railroad history in O Scale (1/4 inch equals 1 foot), an impressive sight and well worth your visit. Come watch the Empire Builder speed along miles of tracks through the Twin Cities, rumble over St. Anthony Falls on the famed Stone Arch Bridge and down the Mississippi. Freight trains haul the goods to and from the industries that made the Twin Cities famous. The Twin City Model Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide family entertainment for the young and old alike, while preserving this era of Minnesota railroad history. Sunday: Noon-5pm Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10am-3pm Wednesday: 10am-3pm Thursday: 10am-3pm Friday: 10am-3pm Saturday: 10am-5pm Night Trains Season: 6-9pm, Every Saturday night (except Christmas Eve or Day) from November through February
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NORTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
STAPLES, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: STAPLES, MN
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Web Site NORTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT HOMEPAGE
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Staples Minnesota was a division point on the Northern Pacific Railroad. The depot is still in use today by Amtrak on the BNSF tracks. The depot is now owned by and houses the Staples Historical Society. Plans are in the works for the Historical Society museum to occupy the second floor of the building. There is an ex Northern Pacific caboose painted in the BN green scheme on display a few blocks to the east of the depot.
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STILLWATER DEPOT LOGGING AND RAILROAD MUSEUM
601 N. MAIN ST.
STILLWATER, MINNESOTA 55082 -
Location: STILLWATER, MINNESOTA
Phone: 800-992-6100
2nd Phone: 612-430-3000
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site STILLWATER DEPOT LOGGING AND RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
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Railroad musuem with dinner train.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 03/30/2005
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THIEF RIVER FALLS SOO LINE DEPOT
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINNESOTA -USA
Location: 3RD AND ATLANTIC
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Thief River Falls Soo Line depot has been beautifully preserved and serves as city hall and has some historical items on display.
 Added 09/12/2015 | Last Updated 04/12/2009

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DULUTH & IRON RANGE DEPOT RAILROAD MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 128
520 SOUTH AVENUE
TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA 55616 -USA
Location: TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA
Phone: 218-834-4898
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site LAKE COUNTY HISTORY AND RAILROAD MUSEUM INFORMATION
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
DM&IR Yellowstone #229, D&IR 2-6-0 Three Spot, wood ore car, caboose on display.
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KANDIYOHI COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
610 NE HWY 71
WILLMAR, MINNESOTA 56201 -
Location: WILLMAR, MINNESOTA
Phone: 320-235-1881
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site KANDIYOHI COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Great Northern Engine 2523 and Great Northern depot. This mountain-type locomotive is a survivor of the steam engines acquired by the Great Northern Railway to speed up mainline passenger service. It was placed on permanent exhibit October 17, 1967. The Great Northern passenger train, No. 2523, was built in 1916 to speed up the passenger main line service through the mountains. This train was painted green because all passenger trains were, although this train was occasionally used to carry freight. The train was usually driven at 79 mph because 80 was the maximum speed without cab control. Three men operated inside the train, a brakeman, a fireman, and an engineer. There were also two men on the caboose. A powerful and speedy locomotive of the P-2 class, the engine now looks every bit the aristocrat that it was during the years it was preeminently associated with Great Northern?s crack transcontinental trains ? The Empire Builder and the Oriental Limited. The Empire Builder was inaugurated in June of 1929 and the popularity of the train led to addition of cars to the consist and this necessitated more powerful engines ? renowned S-2 locomotive. Engine 2523 is the last of 28 locomotives built for the Great Northern by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. After these engines were replaced by the more powerful S-2?s in Empire Builder service they pulled the fast mail trains and the famed silk trains. The P-2 engines later were use din freight service and were retired in 1955. Locomotive and tender are 94 feet 6 ΒΌ inches in length, weigh 617,000 pounds and stand 15 feet 10 inches from rail to the top of the stack. In 1946, No. 2523 was converted to an oil burner and developed 57,580 pounds of traction effort. Each of the eight drive wheels is 73 inches high. The track on which 2523 stands is laid to Great Northern main-line specifications. The creosoted ties are supported on a sub-ballast consisting of 6 inches of rock chips and a ballast of 6 inches of crushed granite, quarried by Great Northern near Granite Falls, Minnesota. Engine 2523?s last run was in 1958, and was placed on permanent display at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society on October 17th, 1967.
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