Gavin Yard was built by the Great Northern Railroad east of Minot in 1955 has a hump yard to help build trains on the Highline. Sit at the controls, and see how the Hump Operator had to switch tracks.
Come meet Mr. Henry Minot, of which the town is named for. One of many people you will meet at the Museum.
The Velocipede is a strange looking piece of equipment, and was an important tool for track inspectors. Foot Pedals and Handles were the primary source of power for these early machines.
Next to it is a 4 man track gang speeder, used to move Track Workers, known as Gandy Dancers, to work locations.
Come learn the history of the Iconic Gassman Coulee Bridge, West of Minot. The original bridge was destroyed by a tornado in 1896, resulting in a complete shut down of the High Line.
There are two scale models of the bridge, one in O scale (1:48) from Champ Decals Personal Layout, and one in N Scale (1:160) as part of the Souris Model Railroad Association.
Bring your cameras and try on authentic railroad uniforms.
A large multi room N scale (1:160) layout based off the Dakotas in located in the basement. With over 1,000 feet of mainline track, there is always something new and exciting to see. Become a member of SMRRA and you'll get to run the trains, or bring your own!
The SMRRA is not affiliated with the Museum, and is only open if there is a member of the SMRRA in the building.
Currently on Museum Grounds are 4 Railroad Cabooses and a Wedge Plow.
Come see a restored 1960s Great Northern Steel Center Cupola, as well as a 1912 built Northern Pacific Wood End Cupola, still in original condition.
Cabooses are open, weather depending. Volunteers are needed to help restore the NP Caboose, from ca