Museum News

News articles about the museum.

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...]

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...]

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...]