Northfield Rail History Documentaries

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

Northfield’s 1888 Depot: Historically Significant

The railroad and Northfield’s depot played a crucial role in the development of the city. From passengers and shipping to speeches given by presidential candidates on their campaign trains, Northfield depended on the railroad and, by association, our depot. Watch a below to learn more about the history of railroads in Northfield and depot’s place in it.

Our Window on the World

A short documentary that focuses on the many ways that world leaders and events were brought to Northfield by the railroad.

A Town of “Cows, Colleges, and Contentment”

A short documentary that focuses on the role of the railroad in the establishment and flourishing of the colleges.