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Lowertown, Saint Paul, MN

Lowertown Landing is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and rejuvenation of the Lowertown historic district of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Union Depot Train Day


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Union Depot Train Day

  • Union Depot 214 4th Street East Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

Union Depot Train Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free, fun annual event will offer guests a glimpse of history and future of passenger train travel, the historic and current role of freight railroads in our region, and changing transportation trends and needs. The day will include exhibits of train equipment, historic railcars, new and vintage buses, bike test drives, and other activities for all ages. Concessions will be available in the Head House and on the train platform.

Bruce Gustafson, Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, John Cartwright Railroad Art, Matuska RailArt, Ladysmith, WI Rail Display, Charles McCreary, YardGoatImagesMinnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc.Center for Railroad Photography & ArtHistoric Union DepotGreat Northern Railway Historical Society, Metro Transit Green Line Extension Project, Metro Transit Blue Line Extension Project, Metro TransitJefferson LinesAmtrakHertzLowertown Bike Shop

Model Railroad Exhibits:
Granite City O-Gaugers, Standard Gauge Layout

Railroad Equipment:
Great Northern Railway SDP40 No. 325, Soo Line Locomotive No. 559, Great Northern Railway Business Car A-11, Empire Builder dining car: No. 1097, Northern Pacific Railway Post Office/Combine Car No. 1102

Buses & Cars:
Jefferson Lines Coach Bus, Metro Transit A Line Rapid Transit Bus, Greyhound Bus Scenicruiser No. 822

Take a tour of where the Metro Transit Green Line trains sleep at night! We are hosting FREE guided tours of the Metro Transit Operations & Maintenance Facility (OMF) near Union Depot. For more information and to register, visit:

Ticketed Events:
Laker Rail multi-media shows by top railroad photographers of railroads in action across the Midwest and United States – $25 – 1:00 p.m. – Saturday, May 5
An exciting multi-media exhibition of railroad photos and video set to music, featuring the work of some of the nation’s top railfan photographers. Programs are 15-20 minutes long, and will start on the hour and half hour. This event will be held in the Union Depot Red Cap Room which overlooks the historic Waiting Room. Tickets for Laker Rail can be purchased at:

Questions? Send us an email. 

Metro Transit will offering FREE rides on the Green Line and local buses to Union Depot Train Day. -

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Later Event: May 6
Lowertown Neighbor Brunch