Onto Minnehaha Ave.

After its stretch running alongside or near Hiawatha Ave., and after the short tunnel under some parkland, the southbound line curves onto quiet Minnehaha Ave. for several blocks.  It is a mixed-use area, with older homes, some apartments, and a rather motley variety of businesses.  Light rail has helped bring new residential development. 

Train speeds, which can be potentially as high as 55 miles per hour elsewhere, are restricted to just over half that amount here.  In actual practice trains run no faster than 40 miles an hour along most of the entire route.

The downtown skyline is still prominent in this view.

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