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A historic photo album of Great Northern depots. If you have historic pictures you want to share, please feel free to contribute them by contacting me via the 'Contact' button below.

 

Angus, MN

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Photos courtesy of Michael Johnson

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These pictures were sent to me by Michael Johnson. This is what he writes:

 

'Iím not sure when the tracks were completed to Angus as the St Paul and Pacific. I do know that my Grandfather and Great Grandfather during 1885 arrived to Minnesota and the tracks stopped about 3 miles out of Angus and they had to walk the rest of the way. My understanding the town of was named after Richard Bladworth Angus, a banker of Montreal, who financially aided the construction of this line of the Great Northern Railway. The village had a post office established in 1879, with Duncan McLennan, first postmaster; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway and four grain elevators nearby.

 

Warren, MN

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Photo courtesy of Michael Johnson

This picture was sent to me by Michael Johnson. This is what he writes:

 

'I remember that the train came through Warren. I could hear the Winnipeg Limited at night went I was in bed as it would echo in the cold winter air for what seemed hours as it came into Warren and then would wind up as it left the station and went north just across the river from my house. When I was a very young child my parents said it was the sand man coming to put me to sleep.'

 

Grenora, ND

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Photo courtesy of Lonnie Chris...

This picture was sent to me by Lonnie Chris... . This is what he writes:

 

'This photo is of the depot in Grenora, ND, I had gotten it from my Mom, who grew up there.'

 

Ray, ND

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Photo courtesy of Lonnie Chris...

This picture was sent to me by Lonnie Chris... . This is what he writes:

 

'The photo is of the depot in my home town of Ray, ND. Its from the 20's or 30's, and I think it was torn down in the 50's or 60's. A smaller maintenance shed was built in its place, which is the one I remember as a kid. It was bought by my folk's neighbors and is now used as a garage.'

 

Sweet Grass, MT

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Photo courtesy of Phil Lovchik

This picture was sent to me by Phil Lovchik. This is what he writes:

 

'This photo is of the Sweet Grass, Montana depot, taken in 1945. The figures on the platform are my uncle, Herb Lovcik, who was depot agent at the time. With him is his daughter Margie.  (Herb is deceased. Margie lives in Great Falls.)'