Railroad Depot Photos

There are actually two Soo Line depots in Thief River Falls, MN. The large Kenyon-designed depot downtown is what comes to mind for most people, but there is also a Soo depot at the Pennington County Historical Society's Pioneer Village Park on the south side of town (along Minnesota Highway 32). This is a standard second-class depot which once stood at the town of Viking (a little north and west of TRF). For a nominal donation, you can tour the entire park, and explore this depot as much as you like. (There are other things to see and do, of course...the whole park is really kind of cool). For this Soo fan, it was an unbelievable opportunity to see what life in a real Soo depot was like. For more information, visit their website. This view shows the interior of the depot's waiting room, as seen from near the ticket agent's window.