At the end of the season the Minnesota Transportation Museum moves its Osceola and Saint Croix passenger train from Oceola, Wisconsin to its shops at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota for winter maintenance and storage. Today as they migrated the cars (a passenger fleet of about 6 cars and three engines) they […]
Events and Announcements
Events and announcements that are of particular interest to families with small children and rail, brewery, and history buffs. Events are typically those focusing on the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro area and, on occasion, Omaha, Nebraska.
The red, gambrel roofed barn on the northeast corner of 120th St. and U.S. Hwy 61 in Hugo stood the test of time until this weekend.
I’m getting my railroad and history summer outings planned early as summer is only 14 weeks long and I have 10 stops to make.
In August 2011, my boyhood home was sold and I wanted to record my memories and Fremont history during a “last visit.” I planned to live tweet as I went around, but unfortunately my phone’s data plan not work. Instead I saved the tweets and sent them out once I hit an area that provided […]
Beginning Wednesday, August 31, 2011, I will be live tweeting over on @k0rrx as I tour my old stomping grounds. It is an emotional occasion for me as my boyhood home has been sold, closing a chapter of my life. Though I will revisit the area as I still have family there, this will be […]
The Minnesota State Fair starts today and besides sampling as much food as my body can take, I always try to make it to Heritage Square to see the museum, and Machinery Hill to watch, listen, and smell the old tractors. Heritage Square is a must see as it has railroad cars, signals, old buildings […]
Carpenter’s was located at 14559 Forest Boulevard North in downtown Hugo, Minnesota bordering Egg Lake and across from where the Hugo Depot once stood. It consisted of two sections, a main section built in 1891, and a dance hall was added in 1902. Joseph Carpenter founded a general store in the Village of Hugo in […]
Across the US and Canada, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be rolling into select cities. Check out the schedule online at the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train web site. It will be coming to St. Paul and the surrounding area Saturday, December 12. They accept food donations at the sites and provide entertainment. Train buffs […]