Street Address
440 North Mill Street
Currie, MN 56123
Mailing Address
PO Box 57
Slayton, MN 56172
phone: 507-763-3708
e-mail: endoline@co.murray.mn.us
web: www.endoline.com
Hours
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Tuesdayclosed
Closed Monday and Tuesday or by appointment
Open by appointment only May, September, and October.
Admissions
Group Tours are welcome!
Adults (18 and older): $7
Students (6-17): $5
Children 5 and under: Free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Jakob Etrheim, Site Coordinator
phone: 507-763-3708
Janet Timmerman, County Museums Coordinator
phone: 507-836-6533
Anita Talsma-Gaul, Seasonal Curator

Description

Railroad museum and Park including historic turntable, Depot, Coal Bunker, 1945 Minneapolis and St Louis Bay Window Caboose, a Georgia Northern #102 engine, 1942 Grand Trunk Western Caboose, Foreman's House, Model Railroad, General Store, Schoolhouse, Church, Courthouse, Grist Mill, Playground, Guided Tours, and more.

The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum evokes the spirit of a small frontier railroad town. The section foreman’s house, train depot, engine house, two unique cabooses, large steam engines, a gristmill, county school house, church, courthouse, country store, and other buildings to bring this “town” to life! The End-O-Line is a fun and educational destination for large group tours as well as quaint family gatherings. You will be surprised by what you find at this beautiful park!

Mission

To promote the history of the railroad, it's culture, and it's ties to national, state, and local history.

History

The work beganin 1972 with restoration of the historic turntable as a community pride project and has continued to expand to the present day. See our website at www.endoline.com

Over the years, the park has been expanded to include the construction of the engine house, the moving in of the Chicago and Northwestern water tower from Walnut Grove, the purchase of a Grand Trunk Western caboose, the moving in of a Chicago and Northwestern section foreman's home from Comfrey, the moving in of District #1 schoolhouse, the small wooden Currie family store, the purchase of a Georgia Northern steam engine and coal tender. In addition the county built a replica of Murray County's first courthouse at the park.

Artifacts Collections

All aspects of railroad culture and operation; local history of area.

Research Collections

Railroad information and some local history.

Educational Programs

Guided tours every hour beginning at 10:30am and the last tour at 3:30pm. Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes and encompass our railroad themed buildings. Other buildings on campus with Currie, MN history theme are open for self-guided tour. School or Group tour welcome. Outreach programs also available.

    Governance

    Murray County Board of Commissioners

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No

    ADA

    Majority of campus is accessible. Guided tours do require walking.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    Bike Trail

    Heading north on the bike trail from End-O-Line Park you observe farm crops up close, tall corn, soybeans thick with pods and new mown alfalfa perfumes the air. Then Lake Shetek named by the Dakota (means Lake Pelican) meanders north around the headwaters of the Des Moines River at the Currie Dam. Here kingfishers dive for minnows and families picnic while watching their fishing poles. Rest spots, scenic overlooks, the Shetek Monument, Smith Lake, wildflowers, birds and animals enhance the bike trail and when you return to End-O-Line Park, a tour and indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family can be enjoyed. The bike trail is approximately six miles of hard surface, easy-rolling hills.

    Picnic shelter rental available for $25.

    Pioneer General Store

    The Pioneer General Store was built and operated by Neil and Archibald Currie in 1872. A typical settlement general store, it included a post office and bank in its earliest years. Dakota Indians from nearby Lake Shetek occasionally traded at the store—so were news, gossip and eggs. Now, furnished and with shelves stocked, it brings back memories and comments of "I remember when . . ."

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours