Black and white photograph of the interior of passenger coach on St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, 1875.

Interior of passenger coach on St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Interior of passenger coach on St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, 1875.

Black and white photograph of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad depot, Washington Avenue and North Fourth Avenue, Minneapolis, 1874.

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad depot

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad depot, Washington Avenue and North Fourth Avenue, Minneapolis, 1874.

Black and white photograph of St. Paul and Pacific Railroad employees, 1873. Photographed by Redington & Shaffer.

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad employees

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad employees, 1873. Photographed by Redington & Shaffer.

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

The St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, or St. P & P, was one of Minnesota’s first major railroads. It was created in 1862 from the remnants of another bankrupt line and strengthened by valuable land grants. It survived financial hardships to become a cornerstone of the Great Northern Railway system, a legendary transcontinental route and an integral part of Minnesota railroad history.

Black and white photograph of the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

View of the DW&P Railway tunnel at Short Line Park

View of the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

Black and white photograph of the tunnel entrance, Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

Tunnel entrance, DW&P Railway tunnel at Short Line Park

Tunnel entrance, Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

Color image of the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Depot, Virginia, 2014.

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Depot, Virginia

600 Chestnut Street, Virginia, Minnesota. Photographed by Wikimedia Commons user McGhiever on June 15, 2014. The building was originally used as a depot for the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1913.

Black and white photograph of construction of the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

Construction of the DW&P Railway tunnel at Short Line Park

Construction of the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

Black and white photograph of a depot on the DW&P at Orr, Minnesota, 1974.

Depot on the DW&P at Orr, Minnesota

Depot on the DW&P at Orr, Minnesota, 1974.

Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway

The Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway (DW&P) was a Minnesota railroad that operated between International Falls and Duluth. It connected to the Canadian National at International Falls and to the Northern Pacific at Duluth. As a subsidiary of the Canadian National for almost all of the twentieth century, it moved freight along an artery between the Canadian West and the American Midwest through Minnesota.

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