Raymond Lester Norton 1918 – 2012

Raymond Lester Norton was born in Minneapolis on June 1st, 1918 to George and Maud Norton. He was named “Raymond” by his older brother, Herbert, who wanted to be able to call “Hey, Ray!” to him. Unfortunately, Herbert died when Ray was only 3 years old. Ray’s father … [Read more...]

M.A. Rosko of KMSP-TV Recently Explored TCMRM

M.A. Rosko of FOX9 News recently visited the Twin City Model Railroad Museum to do a video segment for KMSP-TV evening news. Longtime member Paul Gruetzman shared some of the history of the layout with M.A. for the broadcast. You can see a video of the interview at the … [Read more...]

Longtime TCMRM Member Ray Norton Passes Away

Longtime Twin City Model Railroad Museum member Ray Norton passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012. Ray was a fixture at the museum almost from the beginning and for some time has been the goodwill ambassador for the museum. Norton, Raymond L., “Ray,” age 93, of … [Read more...]

Twin Cities Photography Group’s Night Trains Experience

It has been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words" so here's what a local photography club had to say and show about their experience at the final Night Trains session of the 2010 – 2011 season. However, if you haven't experienced Night Trains you will have to … [Read more...]

The Great Northern Station

During the 64 years that the Great Northern Station stood at the foot of the Hennepin Avenue bridge, it was one of six passenger depots which once operated simultaneously in downtown Minneapolis, and at its peak, 125 trains used it each day. Built in 1914 at a cost of two … [Read more...]