Minneapolis Filtration Plant Railway
Although not part of Twin City Lines, this unique operation operated from an interchange with the Soo Line, up the west side of Central Avenue on a third track, crossing the tracks of the Central Avenue NE line.  It then swung northeast up a continuing hill to the plant.  It's purpose was to haul chemicals to the plant, and haul workers at shift change times. There was no physical connection between this operating and the regular streetcar line, so when major work was required on the car, it was run down the hill, derailed from it's own track and rerailed onto the street car tracks.  It was then run to Snelling Station for repairs. Returning, the same process was repeated, except going up hill.
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