CASS COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Date
Built
Current
Use
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
boy river On Boy Lake. Boy Lake Drive NE, southest of intersection with Orchid Trail.
(GPS: 47.095712,-94.142554)
C ???? Residence Gone Wood
cass lake ???? C 1914 ???? In Use Wood  
cass lake US HWY 2 C 1926 Museum Gone Brick
federal dam   Little Log House
Pioneer Village
220th Street,
Hastings, MN (Dakota Co.)
C 1910 Museum None Wood
pine river ???? C 1913 ???? Gone Wood  
remer MN 200 at CR 4 C ???? Vacant Gone Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Ah-gwah-ching  
Backus  
Bena Older station.
Bena Newer station.
Cass Lake  
Cuba This was somewhere near Schley.
Gull River  
Hackensack  
Leech lake  
Mildred  
Nushka This station was in the Chippewa Indian reservation.
Pillager  
Pine River  
Pine River  
Portage lake  
Raboin  
Santiago This was somewhere near Schley. Schley, Cuba and Santiago were successive stations on the GN named to commemorate the Spanish-American War.
Schley  
Schley  
Sylvan  
Tobique  
Walker  
Walker This station was on Front Street at North Fifth Street. It last used as a senior center and was torn down sometime between 2008-2010 to make room for a parking lot. The GN also used this station in later years.
Wilkinson  
1898 CASS COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Boy River (Soo Line) - The station was built 1912 and retired 1942. A 24'X56' replacement depot was installed in its place at its original location.

Federal Dam (Soo Line) - The museum where the station currently resides claims this depot was built in 1908, however that is incorrect as the line from Moose Lake to Plummer was built 1909-1910. This station was built in October, 1910. The Soo Line Rail Road was shut down after World War II and the building was moved to an Indian Reservation with plans for renovation. The plans fell through and the depot was sold to a private individual from Boy River. The depot was moved again to Boy River, Minnesota with the idea of making a restaurant out of the building. Once again, the plans fell through. The building sat vacant until 1998 when it was moved to the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Dakota County.