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#122

hiawatha christening

Christening of the Twin Cities Hiawatha St. Paul, MN 1941

Dignitaries and the entire crew are on hand to christen the new streamlined diesel powered Twin Cities Hiawatha at the old St. Paul Union depot, in 1941. The old St. Paul depot (SPUD) was reopened to passenger trains thanks to a federal grant. Unlike the old days when over 40 passenger trains arrived and departed that were operated by many railroads. Today, only Amtrak's Empire Builder uses the station in both directions.

 

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