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Len Johnson, left, and Merle Thompson drive the Perham Express for all kinds of community events. They, along with a handful of other dedicated volunteers, entertain residents and tourists as they give them rides and tours of town. They also keep the trolley in tip-top shape. Photo by - Marie Nitke

Chugging down the right track

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Len Johnson still remembers his first close encounter with a train.

He and a few of his boyhood schoolmates skipped class and hopped on a 'Galloping Goose' to the next town, where they jumped off to see a movie for a quarter. They hitched a ride back in that same rebellious way, and no one was ever the wiser.


Today, Len's school-skipping days are long behind him -- but his adventures with trains are far from over.

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