National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

FOR THE LOVE OF RAILROADS

Currie marked the end of the line for this line of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.   This line was originally supposed to go to South Dakota but with lines going through Tracy on the north and Slayton on the south, the railroad didn’t see a need to continue the tracks past Currie.    The turntable was built in 1901 and was used to turn the steam engines around to head back to Bingham Lake.   The turntable is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only one left in the state of Minnesota, on the original site, still operable, and always turned by man power – it was never hooked up to steam or horses.

End O Line is a GEM full of railroad history as well as early American frontier history.