Great Northern, Willmar Division

The Willmar Division has a central classification yard and a branch line that provides interesting and challenging switching operations, along with mainline running. Three-track return loop staging at each end provides a wide variety of train operations. Observers are very welcome. Snacks / drinks are provided.

Access: 

Downstairs, no handicap access

Division or Location: 

Willmar Division Great Northern Railway

Description: 

Mainline with freight, passenger, and work train traffic.

Scale: 

HO

Size of Railroad: 

22' x 15'; walk in, double return loop; 300 cars

Era: 

1968

Completion: 

Track: 90%; Scenery: 75%; Electrical: 90%

Control System: 

Digitrax DCC

Number of Crew: 

3 - 6

Length of Session: 

3 - 4 hours with break

Scale Clock Speed: 

None

Traffic Control: 

Car cards / Waybills

Radios Required: 

No

Listed Jobs: 

Engineer, conductor, yardmaster