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Ride the Great Northern and Cascade Railway

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 is opening day for the GN&C Railway in Skykomish, Washington. This miniature railway offers free rides to the public every weekend, 10am-4pm between now and November 1st. The Railway is run by a non-profit group of volunteers who bring their own engines and equipment up to Sky to operate on the Read more

STARail restores Great Northern boxcar 27429

A Great Northern boxcar originally built in 1941 has been restored by the St Cloud Area Rail Legacy Museum (STARail). STARail purchased the BN 950661mw, which had been parked on a spur in Northtown in dowdy mineral red maintenance of way colors for many years. The car was originally built as an external Z-braced wooden boxcar Read more

GN Dome “Prairie View” Trip to the Twin Cities Convention CANCELLED

The “Prairie View” trip from Chicago to St. Paul Friday July 17, returning to Chicago Thursday July 23 has been CANCELLED. Please contact Zephyr Route with questions (click image for contact details).


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