Northfield’s 3rd depot (Chicago Great Western)

The Fate of Northfield’s Railroads

By 1942, the heyday of Northfield’s passenger rail service was coming to an end. The passenger trains continued with decreased frequency until 1968.

soldiers leaving from depot for Spanish-American War

Northfield Rail History Documentaries

Three short documentaries highlight the crucial role the railroad and Northfield’s depot played in the development of the city and the two local colleges.