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Model Railroad


One of the biggest thrills for the those who visit the roundhouse is our model railroad. Watch the kids and adults any day the museum is open and they are entranced. In 2016 the Minnesota Garden Railway Society (MGRS) donated the layout of the area that represents the agriculture heritage to southern MN to MTM. This section named Jacksonville; a nod to Jackson County and Henry Jackson who was the first merchant to settle in St. Paul. Our crew constructed a section that represents the Twin Cities. Here you will find the St Paul skyline that includes the iconic 1st National Bank Building and capitol as well as the stone arch bridge in Minneapolis. A steamboat recognizes another form of transportation and the tie to the Mississippi River with a layout of the river front docks. A section representing northern MN was also built by the model railway crew. This section includes, a fire tower, an open pit mine and Hedstrom lumber mill that brings us all the way to Grand Marias.

Our Model Railroad crew includes: George Johnson, Jeff Hunter, Tom Pappas, John Van Arsdale, Matt Pappas, Joe Komarek, Walter Dunlap and CJ Pappas.