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Chicago Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q)

Burlington Route between Chicago and the Twin Cities Where nature smiles for 300 miles In 1886, the Chicago Burlington and Northern, owned by the Chicago Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q), completed its line following the Mississippi River for 300 scenic miles from … [Read more...]

New DVD: Twin City Model Railroad Museum Volume 2

Now available at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum's gift shop: Twin City Model Railroad Museum Volume 2. This 80 minute video is a visual tour and the history about one of the most enjoyed model railroads that is open to the public. This DVD contains all new video … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

TCMRM Icon Ray Norton

[Originally published in the Winter 2008 issue of Club Car newsletter.] It has been said that it’s impossible to be a member of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum without knowing Ray Norton, a fixture almost from the beginning. Ray can tell you about building the … [Read more...]