The Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste Marie Railroad
The photos below and documents were furnished by Stuart J. Nelson, a member of the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society. We offer much thanks for this assistance.
The pdf document contains more information concerning the Soo Line and Ottertail. Timetables, a brief history of the construction of the rail line and description of the structures constructed at Ottertail.
The Winnipeg line started in Glenwood, Minnesota. In 1903 it ended at Ottertail for the winter. A shed was built to keep the locomotive until spring when construction restarted. The line was completed to Noyes-Emerson on Oct. 29, 1904
View of Ottertail with depot and locomotive at the end of the street.
Bank and hotel present.
Locomotive No. 112 and passengers on platform in 1910.
View of depot from the north. No date.
Passengers on platform, 1911
Note "steamer trunks".
Label: "Material Yard, Ottertail, Fall 1903, for bulding Soo Line North in 1904"
This photo labeled only: "No. 112 going into Ottertail, 1910 - 1911."
A crowd at the depot. Note fire fighting equipment and a band.