Video: Minnesota Zephyr Moves On from Stillwater Depot

The Minnesota Zephyr has moved on.

The dinner trains two 125-ton locomotives are being relocated — from the north end of downtown Stillwater — about 50 miles along railroad in Randolph, Minn. From there, the trains will be shipped by rails to Alamosa, Colorado for restoration work.

The Stillwater Depot is on the market for $2.5 million.

The 9,434 square-foot building will be at the trailhead of the Browns Creek State Trail that will connect downtown Stillwater to the Gateway Trail. The Browns Creek State Trail is open. An official ribbon cutting will be held this spring.

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Updated From: Dec. 19, 5:28 p.m.

You may have noticed that the Minnesota Zephyr hasn’t gone anywhere … yet.

Tom Schumann of Schumann Transport Services said he hopes to have the locomotives loaded onto trailers on Sunday, and possibly moved on Monday.

What is this?

The moving date remains tentative because hauling the trains along county and state roadways requires a special permit from MnDOT.

That permit has not yet been issued, Schumann said.

The plan is to haul the 125-ton locomotives about 50 miles along railroad in Randolph, Minn., where they’ll be shipped to Alamosa, Colorado for restoration work.

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