Railroad Depot Photos

This diminutive structure was the sole depot of the Minnesota Northwestern Electric Traction Railway, an interurban which ran about 20 miles from Thief River Falls east to this point. Owned by the Soo Line as a subsidiary, the MNW was in operation from 1913 to 1940, and had plans to build all the way to International Falls. However, the line's sparsely populated territory and lack of traffic (other than lumber) caused this to never happen. In addition to this station, the MNW's other terminal was Soo's big station in Thief River Falls. Even with three trips a day, the line was never profitable, which caused its' ultimate demise. The depot still stands, unused, in the center of Goodridge today.