Black and white photograph of Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road near Roosevelt, Minnesota, ca. 1933. Photographed by J. A.Gjelhaug.

Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road

Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road near Roosevelt, Minnesota, ca. 1933. Photographed by J. A.Gjelhaug.

Black and white photograph of Staples train depot, c.1929. Initial reports of damage at the depot proved to be exaggerated.

Staples train depot

Staples train depot, c.1929. Initial reports of damage at the depot proved to be exaggerated.

Black and white photograph of a Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway locomotive 22, 1962.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway locomotive 22

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway locomotive 22, 1962.

Black and white photograph of the last run of passenger service on the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway at the station for Lakeville, 1942.

Train at Lakeville station, final run of the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway

The last run of passenger service on the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway at the station for Lakeville, 1942.

Black and white photograph of the combined passenger depot for the MN&S at Minneapolis, 1937.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway Passenger Depot, Minneapolis.

The combined passenger depot for the MN&S at Minneapolis, 1937.

Black and white photograph of a Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway freight train, 1929.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway freight train

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway freight train, 1929.

Black and white photograph of the arrival of one of the picnic trains of the Dan Patch Electric Line at Antlers Park, c.1912.

“Dan Patch Line” picnic train

Arrival of one of the picnic trains of the Dan Patch Electric Line at Antlers Park, c.1912.

Black and white photograph of cars on the Dan Patch line, 1910.

“Dan Patch Line” car

Cars on the Dan Patch line, 1910.

Black and white photograph of cars on Dan Patch line of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester & Dubuque Traction Company, 1910.

Car on the “Dan Patch Line”

Cars on "Dan Patch Line" of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester & Dubuque Traction Company, 1910.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway

The Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway (MN&S) was a Minnesota short-line railroad that operated between the cities of Crystal and Northfield from 1918 until 1982. It was a profitable bridge line, routing traffic past the crowded freight yards of the Twin Cities onto connecting railroads at Northfield.

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