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 Jones Greatest Hits

Casey Jones Greatest Hits imaginary album

Music was always a big part of Lunch With Casey. Casey and Roundhouse would often mime to popular novelty songs of the time. Unfortunately, only a small handful of these performances have survived, but we have been able to identify many of the songs performed on the show. And thanks to YouTube, we can build […]

Casey’s Train

Casey's train

Casey’s train sits at the Jackson Street Roundhouse, undergoing restoration. This feature shows the work being done back in 2007, and features interviews with Robert Aswumb, the son of Casey, and Al DeRusha, who directed Lunch with Casey. This engine sat at Como Park for years, before moving to the museum. Casey was filmed sitting […]