National Train Day Celebration at Lake Superior Railroad Museum

National Train Day is modeled after the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad completion back in 1869.

DULUTH, Minn.- This Saturday is National Train Day. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum plans to celebrate with a variety of activities for the public.

National Train Day started in honor of the Transcontinental railroad after its completion in May of 1869. The historic railroad connects the east and west coast and 153-years later it’s still celebrated. Railroad staff members are excited to get summer rolling with the special event.

“Now that the weather is getting much nicer, more people are out and about, moving around and tourists are coming to Duluth and we’re excited to welcome them and kick off the summer with national train day,” says station master Josh Miller, “We are celebrating here all day long, with extra exhibits, we have train excursions going on, an open house in one of our premier first class train cars, that anyone gets to go into for free and check that out. It’s going to be a lot of fun. ”

The event will be held this Saturday, May 14. More information, including ticket prices, can be found on their website.

 

 

 

 

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