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June 3, 2013


Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — Lori Williamson @ 2:31 pm

Minnesota has a long history of transportation, but one of the most dramatic eras is that of the railroads. This video shows the beauty and excitement of trains, using film footage, photos, and objects from the Minnesota Historical Society’s Collection.

A longer version of this piece will be showing at the Northern Spark Festival in Lowertown, Saint Paul on June 8, 2013. Trains, romance and stories of riding the rails will be seen in the Minnesota Historical Society commissioned film “Arriving/Departing in Central Standard Time” by artists Michael and Abigail Mouw, showing at the Union Depot during the Festival.

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4 Responses to “Trains!”

  1. Bob Allen Says:

    This IS a GREAT Movie – on TRAINS!!!!!!!!!

    Please DO MORE of ‘em.

    Thanks in advance!!!!

  2. Bernie Schmitt Says:

    Very well done, brings back some memories.

  3. Dave Anderson Says:

    Way to go on this nice video! As a lifelong Minnesota train nut I really enjoy stuff like this. I’m glad to say the Empire Builder is still going strong – My wife and I just took it out to Portland, OR. Thanks for the cool video.

  4. Sue Grove Says:

    I loved this! Thank you so much.

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