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Bob Suko, general manager of operations for the Twin Cities & Western Railroad, in orange shirt, led a training session Thursday evening in Sacred Heart for firefighters with the Sacred Heart, Danube and Renville departments. For most of the firefighters, it was their first opportunity to learn about the controls, valves and other equipment aboard trains. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Big loads, small towns: Firefighters along TC & W line train on the train

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SACRED HEART — Six days a week, engineers with the Twin Cities & Western Railroad guide locomotives and cargo through two dozen small towns on company tracks running from Appleton in western Minnesota to Interstate 494 in the Twin Cities.


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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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