"Say 'all aboard!' like you mean it!"

Mar 2, 2017

Claude Robbins, an engineer on the Great Northern Railroad, with his steam engine. Photo late 1930s; early '40s
Credit Noreen Robbins Johnson

As the grandchild of an engineer on the Great Northern Railroad, I always thought the engineer ran the train.

Ken Buehler begs to differ.

The train enthusiast joins us to talk about what he calls "one of the most fun volunteer opportunities in Duluth," and why he will be keeping it a secret from his father.