Our MN Fab Vintage group recently took a field trip to the Minnesota Transportation Museum (http://www.transportationmuseum.org/). If you haven’t been I definitely recommend it – especially if you have a soft spot for old trains. The museum is entirely volunteer run from giving tours to repairing the trains (or in many cases actually forging the parts in the museum – they don’t exactly make parts for trains from the 40’s anymore). Keep an eye on their website. They have great events throughout the year and they also have train rides in the Fall near Stillwater. These book up quickly so plan ahead.
Enjoy some photos taken by Julie.