BELTRAMI COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Date
Built
Current
Use
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Bagley Mohler Movers, 4113 North Irvine, Bemidji
(GPS: 47.509141,-94.888921)
C ???? Storage None Wood
Bemidji 130 Minnesota Avenue Southwest C 1912 Business In Use Brick
Bemidji
AND
Minnesota Ave. SW near Railroad Street. P 1911 Business In Use Brick  
Bemidji 30 Irvine Avenue (South end of Irvine near the lake) C ???? Residence Gone Wood
Solway On farm at 14729 Trengrove Road NW
(GPS: 47.488696, -95.089351)
C ???? Storage None Wood
Turtle River 116 West Main Street
(GPS: 47.5875 -94.7596)
C ???? Residence Gone Wood  
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Bemidji This was the old M&I station before Union Station was constructed.
blackduck  
BlackDuck  
Blackduck This photo was marked as Blackduck, but I am unsure of which RR it belonged to or if it was a first or second generation station.
Farley  
Funkley  
Hines  
Island lake  
Kelliher  
Lavinia  
Nebish This was the first Minneapolis, Red Lake & Manitoba depot at Nebish. It was the lumber house of the Crookston Lumber Company.
Nebish This station was built around 1912. After the railroad ceased operations here, a man named Bob Binkley bought the station and moved it to his property.
Pinewood  
Puposky Depot was sold in 1929, and lasted at least until the 1950s. Final fate unknown.
Redby  
Scribner  
Tenstrike This station was moved and turned into a house, but burned down around 1999.
Waskish  
Wilton  
1898 BELTRAMI COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Bagley (GN) - Moved from Bagley in Clearwater County to Bemidji.

Bemidji (GN) - Home of the Beltrami County Historical Society.

Bemidji (MRL&M) - This logging railroad ended at Lake Irvine where the logs were dumped into the lake and floated across to a sawmill on the opposite side.

Solway (GN) - This combination station was on 1st Street (now U.S. 2). From the book "Lest We Forget" by Jo Johnson: "With the coming of the railroad to Solway in 1898, there was a need for a depot, which was built a short time later.  The depot was never replaced but was remodeled some. agents lived in the east end of the building. The first agent was T.E.Rider, then followed Harry Ellis, Ed Fink, Julius Fredrickson, Marion Foster, George Sharpe, Mr. Samuelson, Ed Koslik in 1945, Fred Heckleman, Jack Duphorn, and Warren Rhodes was the last agent. John Shindelar purchased the building in 1969 and moved it to his farm in Jones township. When John moved the building he found that it had been erected on forty railroad ties, no other foundation."