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Points of Interest, Pit stops, and History

The Depot

Track and trail-side gourmet coffee, regular cups of joe, soda pop, bottled juices, bakery goods, a retro '60s ambiance and (somtimes) live entertainment in Hopkins - Excelsior Blvd., just east of the Hwy 169 bridge.

This 101-year old passenger train depot has been refashioned into an innovative, and celebrated teen center under the umbrella of the Hopkins School District. The Depot, which is operated by students, has also become a popular launching pad for freeway commutors and the hub for the three branches of the SW Regional Trail and the Hutchinson Spur Trail. The Depot loves trail people: they've got a large thermos tank of free, cold drinking water waitin' for us in the sitting area and picnic tables on the patio.
http://www.thedepotcoffeehouse.com
Phone - 952-938-2204

Dunn Bros. Coffee

In the Historic Smith Douglas More House
The 1877 Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway depot agent’s house now serves java, teas and sandwiches. Look for it 200 yards north of the trail’s intersection with Eden Prairie Road.
Phone - 952-934-0145.

Lyndon’s M&StL Ry / C&NW RR Website

History, photographs and items of interest for railfans of the Minneapolis & St. Louis and Chicago and Northwester railroads.
http://www.eldora.net/lyndon/

Minnesota Historical Society Photo Archives

Vintage photos of long gone sites along the SW Regional
and Cedar Lake Trails.

Minneapolis Moline Factory, West Minneapolis (Hopkins) 1925

The First Jeep. Made by Minneapolis Moline.
http://collections.mnhs.org/visualresources/
Use the site’s search engine to locate photos of “Minneapolis Moline”.
Click on thumbnail previews.

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Cedar Lake Yard

Now a constructed prairie through which the Cedar Lake Bike Trail passes.

http://collections.mnhs.org/visualresources/
Use the site’s search engine to locate photos of “Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway”.
Click on thumbnail previews

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