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At the southern end of the TPR coverage we stopped by Spooner on the way back from a trip this weekend and checked on the status of Greg Vreeland's new depot north of town along highway 53. He plans to add a track here for his B&B sleeping car train as well as additional tracks for loading of passengers. The depot will have the classic lines of a small town station and be a big upgrade from the current Spooner facilities (offices, indoor seating, gift shop, nice restrooms, etc.). The increased visibility from highway 53 will add greatly to his business potential (he plans some big signs and you will be able to see the north end of the train from the highway). The nice pines will shelter the B&B train from the noise of the highway.

We also lucked out in that he is moving some stored freight cars this week and had just shifted his F7A out to Trego. The sun came out a few minutes after we arrived and the spring melt allowed for some really nice shots.

The snowmobiles have had a nice winter with decent snow in 2013.

Dave Schauer

Duluth, MN