UPDATED: Wednesday Morning Move of the Zephyr Canceled

Photos from crews working Tuesday afternoon to move the Minnesota Zephyr from downtown Stillwater to Bayport. The crews have gotten the first car on a flatbed. The Wednesday morning move was canceled.

Crews started the process of moving the Minnesota Zephyr from the north end of downtown Stillwater to Bayport on Monday. Today crews began hoisting the train cars off of the track to put them on flatbed trailers.

The train cars were scheduled to be moved down Main Street between 3-5 a.m. Wednesday, but the move was canceled.

The reason for the cancelation is unclear as of 5 a.m. This post will be updated with information about the move as soon as information is available.

The train will be temporarily stored on the tracks at Andersen Windows.

The move will allow for crews contracted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to remove the railroad ties and begin grading the 

From there, the hope is that the Zephyr will head west to Oregon where it will be refurbished and used as a dinner train once again.

"I haven't sold the trains yet," David Paradeau said Tuesday morning. "There are a couple of interested parties, but no cigar."




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