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Byline: Marilyn Hagerty
Aug. 7--obody really wants to go back to the "good old days." But sometimes, we look back wistfully.
Wistfully, many people around here remember the passenger service that used to be available on the railroads. Fifty years ago, the Great Northern Streamliner train called the Red River left here every morning at 8:30 a.m. for Minneapolis and St. Paul. It arrived there at 12:35 p.m. In the evening, the train left Minneapolis at 4:35 p.m. and reached Grand Forks at 10:50 p.m.
Besides the Red River, Great Northern also had the Western Star and the Empire Builder trains. They ran from Portland and Tacoma in Washington to Chicago.
The Great Northern Railway had its beginnings in 1857. In 1875, J.J. Hill and his associates …