Northwest Minnesota Roads of Steel

Series produced by KSRQ

Caption: Northwest Minnesota Roads of Steel
Northwest Minnesota Roads of Steel 

This series examines the impact of the Soo Line, Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railways in Northwest Minnesota.

This series examines the impact and influence of the Soo Line, Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railways in Northwest Minnesota- through the memories and stories of former employees of the Soo, NP and GN.


5 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: The Northern Pacific Railway
John Schaener was part of a Minnesota-based tradition in railroading - the Northern Pacific Railway. Known as the "NP", the Minnesota road of stee...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jul 06, 2012
  • Length: 15:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Stewart Nelson of Thief River Falls, Minnesota has had a life-long passion for trains and railroading. His four decades-plus of work on the Soo Li...

Bought by KZYX and KVSC


  • Added: Jun 12, 2012
  • Length: 15:22
  • Purchases: 2
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Retired railroader Al Steinhauer, of Thief River Falls, MN, worked for decades in the often noisy, dark and smoke-laden environment of a railway "R...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2012
  • Length: 17:27
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Hillary Stoltman worked as an engineer on the Soo Line Railroad for four-plus decades and his story includes steam power, difficult working conditi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 21:40
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Retired Soo Line Railway Trainmaster Winton Forsberg.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2012
  • Length: 14:30