This video is a compilation of some of Paul Gruetzman’s videos.
Paul is a long time member of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum and is an expert modeler.
Here, Paul has videotaped a number of his and others’ steam locomotives pulling trains on the famous O Scale Layout at the Museum.
The List of Trains is shown below.
Visit the Museum
The Museum is on Transfer Road (Cleveland Ave.) near University Avenue.
It is next to the old Amtrak Station.
The current address is
668 Transfer Road – Suite 8
St. Paul Minnesota 55114
The museum is currently operating Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Friday each week.
Saturday 10AM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
Monday 10 AM – 3 PM
Friday 10 AM – 3PM
Trains shown in this video include:
Northern Pacific Railway 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler Type Steam Locomotive number 328
The 328 with a Passenger Train departs from the Minneapolis Depot.
The prototype 328 locomotive actually ran in Minnesota for many years. It ran from St. Paul to Taylors Falls and other locations during the days of steam. Later, it was placed in a park in Stillwater, Minnesota. In the 1970’s, the locomotive was restored and it pulled rail fan specials in Minnesota and Wisconsin until the 1990s.
Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Hudson Type Steam Locomotive 2816
The 2816 is pulling a passenger special.
This is a model of a Royal Hudson. The prototype locomotive has been restored and pulls special trains every year – especially at Christmas time.
It is called a Royal Hudson, as one of the class pulled the train with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip during their first visit to Canada in the 1950s.
The model train has cars with the 1950s Canadian Pacific paint scheme. The prototype cars were welded stainless steel and were built by Budd Manufacturing in the 1950s.
Northern Pacific 4-6-2 Pacific Type Steam Locomotive
The locomotive is pulling a passenger train across the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.
The Pacific Type locomotive was the most common passenger locomotive in the United States from 1900 until 1940.
The real Stone Arch Bridge was built by James J Hill across the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls for the Great Northern Railway in 1880. The bridge carried trains for nearly 100 years and it still stands today, but now has a bike / pedestrian path.
Soo Line 2-8-2 Mikado Type Steam Locomotive
The steam engine is pulling a freight train. The Mikado Type locomotive was the most common freight locomotive in North America from 1900 to 1940.
Duluth and Northeastern 2-8-0 Consolidation Type Steam Locomotive
The locomotive is pulling a freight train.
The Duluth & Northeastern runs from Cloquet to Saginaw, Minnesota.
It connects with the BNSF (Northern Pacific) at Cloquet and the Canadian National (Duluth Missabe & Iron Range) at Saginaw.
It hauled lumber and other supplies for paper mills and other industry in the area.
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 ‘Big Boy’ type steam locomotive 4014
The Big Boy is the largest steam locomotive that was ever built.
The 25 prototype Big Boy locomotives were built in the 1940s and ran until the end of steam. The 4014 was recently restored by the Union Pacific Railroad and runs special trains all over the US today.
The model locomotive is shown running a typical special train.
Great Northern Railway 2-6-8-0 Class M-1 steam locomotive
These locomotives were unique to the GN and were often used on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota to haul freight and iron ore.
Duluth Missabe and Iron Range 2-8-0 Consolidation Type Steam Locomotive
The Twin City Model Railroad Museum has many of different types of trains, buildings and other models – of all sizes.
There are many different model gauges and scales including:
O Scale – the internationally renowned O Scale layout.
G – Garden – about 1/24th
Standard Gauge -1/32nd
O Scale – 1/48th – Lionel Trains
S Scale – 1/64th – American Flyer Trains
OO Scale 1/72nd
HO Scale – 1/87th
N Scale 1/ 160th
Z scale – 1/22th.
Toy trains are also represented from different manufacturers including:
The Children’s Area has many different layouts for the girls and boys to operate as well as work tables where they can create and build models and run wooden trains. There is a LEGO Work Area and Thomas the Tank Trains to run as well.
Paul Gruetzman has a YouTube Channel – Grandpa Choo Choo