STEELE COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Date
Built
Current
Use
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
bixby Austin Road at Village of Yesteryear
at Steele County Fairgrounds
(GPS: 44.068826, -93.218057)
C 1866 Museum None Wood
owatonna
AND
State Avenue & Eisenhower Drive
(GPS: 44.094063, -93.237736)
C 1887 Business None Wood
Owatonna
AND
20 Southridge Place
(GPS: 44.093988, -93.208785)
F 1887 Private None Wood
owatonna 2300 Heritage Place NW
(GPS: 44.130271, -93.249988)
C ???? Church None Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Blooming Prairie  
Ellendale This station was on the north side of 6th Street, on the west side of the tracks.
Havana This station was built in 1894.
Hope  
Lysne
(Anderson)
 
Medford This station was on the north side of 5th Avenue SE (formerly Oak Street), just east of Main. It was near where the old athletic fields were. There was also a freight hosue across the tracks.
Medford This station was on the east end of East Central Avenue, on the west side of the tracks.
Meriden This station was built in 1883.
Owatonna There was a freight station here built in 1867. It was on the west side of Elm Streeton the south side of the tracks near Front Street at GPS: 44.089891, -93.223803.
Owatonna The original freight station was on the east side of North Elm Street, just west of the Union Station. It was at GPS: 44.090613, -93.223340. It was enlarged sometime between 1894 and 1900. Sometime between 1900 and 1915 a new freight house was built on the west side of North Elm at GPS: 44.090917, -93.223935.
Owatonna This station was near the intersection of Hillsdale and Riverside Streets at GPS: 44.086705, -93.231076. It was built in 1901 and torn down in 1985. The freight station was to the SE of the passenger station on the other side of the tracks at GPS: 44.086156, -93.230851.
Pratt  
Saco  
1898 STEELE COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Bixby (CM&St.P) - This station was donated to the Steele County Historical Society by the railroad and moved to its current location in 1964.

Owatonna (Union Station) - This station was originally on Front Street between Grove and Elm Streets at GPS: 44.089962, -93.222322.

Owatonna (Union) - This is the old baggage shed from the Union Station. It was located on the NW side of the station which was between the tracks and north of East Front Street at approximately GPS: 44.090087, -93.222674.  It was moved to this private residence in 1992 after sitting vacant since the 1970s. In the photo of the building in its original location, you can see the grain elevator on Elm Street in the background.

Owatonna (Replica) - This replica station was the former Heritage Halls Airplane Museum built by local businessman "Buzz" Kaplan. It is now the Christian Family Church and World Outreach Center.