About Casey Jones

The 1950’s and 60’s were a special time for children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each day there was a kiddy television show called Lunch With Casey. It featured Roger Awsumb as railroad engineer Casey Jones and aired on WTCN channel 11. Roger Awsumb was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 10, 1928 to Ardin and […]

Casey and Santa in 1956

Reposting this article about Casey’s big Christmas event in 1956 This was a holiday event at North High, promoting West Broadway.   It may be November 24, 1956.    Casey and Santa arrive in a helicopter. And they posed for photos. Lots of kids and parents in line for Casey and Santa.   According to a newspaper […]

Casey Jones in Rosemont, Feb 1962

Casey at Rosemont Cleaners 1962

Casey Jones was known for his TV show on channel 11, making him a popular celebrity throughout Minnesota. This ad from the Dakota County Tribune promotes a personal appearance at Rosemount Cleaners in Rosemount, Minnesota on February 24, 1962, The Lunch With Casey website has been documenting various appearences by Casey and Roundhouse around Minnesota. […]