Jackson Street Roundhouse - St. Paul, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 44° 57.754 W 093° 05.709
15T E 492495 N 4978796
Quick Description: The Jackson Street Roundhouse is part of the Minnesota Transportation Museum.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2010 10:56:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM9A3Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
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The Jackson Street Roundhouse is part of the Minnesota Transportation Museum, whose mission is to preserve the state's history of various modes of transportation. The roundhouse itself is a former Great Northern Railway property and today houses numerous pieces of restored equipment, notably locomotives. The museum is normally open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10AM-4PM. Caboose or bus rides are available on Saturdays.

(651) 228-0263

Some of the outdoor displays include Northern Pacific Caboose 1264 and several other static engines and train cars.

Museum Entrance Decorative Train near Entrance

Great Northern Train Cars Caboose to Ride

Snow Plow General Ben Engine

There are several restored engines, lounge and passenger cars inside the museum.

Great Northern Railway- Hustle Muscle Model Train Engine 57

Dan Patch Electric Lines Car Northern Pacific Caboose

Lounge-Passenger Car Rutledge Station Building

Museum Website: [Web Link]

Train ride provided?: yes

Actual railroad cars or locomotives on display?: yes

Admission fee?: $5-10

Street Address: 193 Pennsylvania Ave. East, St. Paul, MN 55130

Gift shop?: yes

Café/restaurant?: yes

Theater?: no

Other features?:
The roundhouse bays are where old trains cars are kept. Some bays have refurbished cars on display. Some bays are where the restoration is being done. The caboose ride on Saturday is a treat. It takes you up some steep track, switches to another track, with an actual switchman. Then the trip is reversed to return to the origin. You can ride in the engine or the caboose.

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