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PostSubject: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:15 pm

Where was the nearest railroad station to Walnut Grove? Sleepy Eye or Mankato? I gather Walnut Grove didn't have one?


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PostSubject: Re: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:58 pm

Sleepy Eye is closer and that's where they usually caught the train, if I remember right.

Speaking of Walnut Grove not having a train station, in the episode, A Wiser Heart, where Laura goes with Eliza Jane to Arizona, Laura tells the stationmaster she wants a train ticket to Walnut Grove. I wonder how she bought one, since the train only went as far as Sleepy Eye.


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PostSubject: Re: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:10 pm

There was also a train station in Springfield, which is a bit closer to Walnut Grove than Sleepy Eye is. In the season 9 episode "The Empire Builders", the railroad that was originally going to go through Walnut Grove is built through Tracy instead. Tracy is very close to Walnut Grove (just a few miles to the west on modern day US 14).


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PostSubject: Re: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:11 pm

And why didn't they go to Springfield more often?


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PostSubject: Re: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:13 pm

jes9 wrote:
There was also a train station in Springfield, which is a bit closer to Walnut Grove than Sleepy Eye is. In the season 9 episode "The Empire Builders", the railroad that was originally going to go through Walnut Grove is built through Tracy instead. Tracy is very close to Walnut Grove (just a few miles to the west on modern day US 14).

Isn't Tracy referred to in the book, "The Long Winter"?


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PostSubject: Re: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:14 pm

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And why didn't they go to Springfield more often?

That's a good question. If I recall correctly, Springfield was mentioned and shown more frequently in the earlier seasons. Maybe the writers just forgot about it. scratchead


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PostSubject: Re: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:00 am

The hilarious thing is that in real life, Walnut Grove ITSELF had railroad station...Laura wrote about it in "By the shores of silver lake" batEyes

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PostSubject: Re: Where was the nearest railroad station?   Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:31 am

alexczarn wrote:
jes9 wrote:
There was also a train station in Springfield, which is a bit closer to Walnut Grove than Sleepy Eye is. In the season 9 episode "The Empire Builders", the railroad that was originally going to go through Walnut Grove is built through Tracy instead. Tracy is very close to Walnut Grove (just a few miles to the west on modern day US 14).

Isn't Tracy referred to in the book, "The Long Winter"?

Yes, it is. They were trying to clear the way in from Tracy to get the trains through.
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