Color image of a Minnesota Western Railway car, Beloit, Wisconsin, ca. 1945—1949. Factory publicity shot from Fairbanks-Morse, the diesel manufacturer.

Minnesota Western car

Minnesota Western Railway car, Beloit, Wisconsin, ca. 1945—1949. Factory publicity shot from Fairbanks-Morse, the diesel manufacturer.

Black and white photograph of the Luce Line in Wirth Park, Golden Valley, Minnesota, ca. 1935–1939.

Luce Line in Wirth Park, Golden Valley, Minnesota

Looking east at gas-electric railcar about to pass under Wirth Parkway in Golden Valley, ca. 1935–1939.

Black and white scan of a Luce Electric Lines, Electric Short Line Railway Company advertisement, c. 1910.

Luce Electric Lines, Electric Short Line Railway Company advertisement

Luce Electric Lines, Electric Short Line Railway Company advertisement, c. 1910.

Black and white photograph of the first train on the Luce Line railroad crossing over the bridge at Winsted Lake, ca. 1900.

Train crossing the bridge at Winstead Lake

View of the first train on the Luce Line railroad crossing over the bridge at Winsted Lake, ca. 1900.

Black and white photograph of a Luce Line passenger train to Lake Lillian. Image is from the Lake Lillian News, ca. 1930–1939.

Luce Line passenger train to Lake Lillian

Luce Line passenger train to Lake Lillian. Image is from the Lake Lillian News, ca. 1930–1939.

Luce Line Railroad

The Luce Line Railroad, known by several different names, was a small rural Minnesota railroad that operated through much of the twentieth century. It connected rural communities in western Minnesota to the Twin Cities and offered transportation for passengers, lumber, grain, and other commodities.

Black and white photograph of St. Croix River, Dalles of the St. Croix. Includes view of Showboat Inn and Interstate Bridge, 1905–1949.

View of Showboat Inn and Interstate Bridge

St. Croix River, Dalles of the St. Croix. Includes view of Showboat Inn and Interstate Bridge, 1905–1949.

Color image of Highway 8 entering Interstate Park, Taylors Falls, MN, 1945.

Highway 8 entering Interstate Park

Highway 8 entering Interstate Park, Taylors Falls, MN, 1945.

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.

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