Here is a picture of the Advance Thresher Factory Main Office Building as it appears today. Since discontinuing manufacture of engines and threshers it has been occupied by a distillery and temporarily used as a warehouse by various stores and businesses. Note plaque on front. Address is Kendall and Grand Trunk Avenues.
Also note the boarded up windows and one on top floor is broken. It has been stripped bare of most all machinery. Any one want to start threshing machinery manufacturing?
I am the engineer on this Great Northern Pacific Coast time freight No. 402 leaving Willmar for Minneapolis in August, 1954. The grade is 16 ft. per mile for the first 8 miles leaving Willmar. I was in regular time freight service at that time. Since January, 1957 I have been in passenger service.