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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street - National Historic Site.

This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street - National Historic Site

This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street - National Historic Site

This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street National Historic Site

This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Remaining railroad crossing warning signal at Orchard Gardens Station.

Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street
This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Only remaining track of the Dan Patch Line going through Orchard Gardens at the station.

Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street
This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Rusted railroad signal, a remaining sign of the Dan Patch Line at Orchard Gardens Station.

Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street
This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street National Historic Site.

This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2020Close up of the wood used to construct the Orchard Gardens Station.

Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street National Historic Site

This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the trackside shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.
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Orchard Gardens Station 1990sThis earlier photo of Orchard Gardens Station shows the name appearing on the building.

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Orchard Gardens StationA side view of the historic Orchard Gardens Station.
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Dille sketch of Orchard GardensThis rendering of the old Orchard Gardens railroad station is painted by Burnsville resident June Dille. The station was used by those who commuted between the area and Minneapolis on the Dan Patch line.
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Orchard Gardens StationCeiling of the historic Orchard Gardens Station, 2019.
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Orchard Gardens StationThe only remaining track at Orchard Gardens Station, July 2019.
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Orchard Gardens StationJuly, 2019 - the Historic Orchard Gardens Station.
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Orchard Gardens StationA non-functioning railroad light at Orchard Gardens Station 2019.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station, in need of paint.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2008Orchard Gardens Station 2008.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2008Orchard Gardens Station in need of paint.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station in need of paint.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station in need of paint.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2008Orchard Gardens Station in need of paint.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2008Orchard Gardens Station 2008.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Staton at railroad track, in need of paint.
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Orchard Gardens Station 2008Orchard Gardens Station sign.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station repainted.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station after being painted.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station repainted.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station after being painted.
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Orchard Gardens StationOrchard Gardens Station repainted.
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