A companion and I were able to take some time to visit Westminster Junction in St. Paul, Minnesota. What is unique about Westminster Junction is that it is one of the only places (or maybe the only place) in Minnesota where train tunnels exist. They were put in to help aide in traffic management of multiple lines crossing near Swede Hollow.

Two great locations to view the junction and the tunnels would be from the Phalen or Lafayette bridges. The Phalen bridge actually has a marker describing the history of the junction.

View the junction from Google Maps.

Also view my pictures of Westminster Junction on RRPICS

About Chad Leigh Kluck

Originally from Nebraska, I am a history and railroad enthusiast currently living near Saint Paul, Minnesota. I enjoy trains, photography, and nostalgic memories, as well as the history of transportation, agriculture, eateries, breweries, and railroad towns. More...

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