In 1940, the train depicted crossing the bridge ran between St. Paul-Minneapolis and Enderlin ND, train numbers 105 & 106, provided passenger, express and mail service. The locomotive has the 4-6-2 wheel arrangement. Notice the baggage-express-mail car following the tender. Near the end of the car is an attachment, which is the catching device to pick up at train speed sacks of mail which were suspended on mail cranes at stations along the way. The mail clerk aboard the car usually kicked or threw to the ground the loaded mail sacks that were destined to the local post offices.