Deerwood to Oreland

The Cuyuna Northern Railroad

Point of Interest

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Greg Harrison

The Cuyuna Northern Railroad was incorporated in 1911 in order to connect a number of iron ore mines in the area around Deerwood to the Northern Pacific mainline there. The CNRR consisted of two branches: one that went to the Mille Lac mine and the other to a mine at Oreland.

The Northern Pacific Railroad purchased the CNRR outright in 1914, giving NP access to the various mines served by the CNRR.

Thanks to Adam Jelinski for contributing information about this route.

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