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All Aboard! The Great Pumpkin Train Returns MEA Weekend

The Great Pumpkin Train Runs Along the North Shore Scenic Railroad Oct. 21 - 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth is thrilled to be bringing back the annual Pumpkin Train Express Oct. 21 – 24. Each passenger will have the chance to pick out their own pumpkin to take with them. The train ride is about 90 minutes total. Passengers will return to the Duluth Depot where you can stay…

Day Out with Thomas Sees Record First Weekend Back

Day Out with Thomas has already sold more than 20,000 tickets online for the two-weekend event.

DULUTH, Minn.- Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy wrapped up a successful first three days of his return to the Twin Ports, bringing record attendance to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Day Out with Thomas has already sold more than 20,000 tickets online for the two-weekend event, according to Railroad Museum Executive Director Ken Buehler. Monday’s free Sensory…

Northland Railroad History On Display In Lake Superior Railroad Museum Gallery Car

"Railroading Through the Seasons" is a new exhibit done by nationally recognized local railroad photographer Dave Schauer.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Railroad Museum at The St. Louis County Depot is reopening its gallery car with new glimpses into the region’s railroading history. “Railroading Through the Seasons” is a new exhibit done by nationally recognized local railroad photographer Dave Schauer. The exhibit is being shown in the gallery car which has been renovated throughout the pandemic. It…

Duluth Depot to Remain Closed To Public, Vaccinating Frontline Workers Until April

The vaccines are available to those specific group by appointment only. No walk-ins are allowed. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Louis County Depot has transformed its Great Hall into a small-scale vaccination clinic for front-line healthcare workers – meaning it will remain closed to the general public until April, with no plans for shows or exhibits until then. “We feel like it’s very important that we really push forward with this vaccination effort,” said Mary Tennis,…

Christmas City Express Goes Full Steam Ahead as Virtual Webcast This Year

About two thousand people were signed up to watch the webcast according to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Christmas City Express in Duluth still went on full steam ahead this year, just as a different experience. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum’s annual holiday event went virtual with a webcast, completely free. About two thousand people were signed up according to the Museum’s Executive Director, to watch the performance of the Christmas City Express book done…

Lake Superior Railroad Museum Shows Off New Locomotive

The historic locomotive was built back in 1956 and had one of the first practical diesel engines.

DULUTH, Minn. – In celebration of National Train Day on Sunday, the North Shore Scenic Railroad added another engine to their fleet. The historic locomotive was built back in 1956 and had one of the first practical diesel engines. Now, with a new paint job, the smaller and more durable locomotive is ready to take people up the North Shore….

Night at the Museum Shown at Depot Museum

Movies on Michigan packs Great Hall of the Depot.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some families enjoyed a relaxing movie night at a pretty interesting location. The Depot held their first ever Movies on Michigan movie night. To a Great Hall packed with bodies on sleeping bags and blankets, they showed “Night at the Museum.” An appropriate choice for the Depot, which also serves as a museum for the Veterans Memorial Hall,…

All Aboard for Halloween Fun at The Depot

Lake Superior Railroad Museum hosts Halloween Carnival

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland Halloween celebrations continued today, with the Depot’s 6th Annual Halloween Carnival. Families dressed up to play games, get their jump on in a bounce house, and get their face painted. UMD’s Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority put in some volunteer hours, to help make this event possible. “A big part of our community running and doing well is…

Lake Superior Railroad Museum On Track With Railcar Restoration Projects

Most of the work is expected to be done by May 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Four major restoration projects with the Lake Superior Railroad Museum (LSRM) are gearing up to hit the tracks. Volunteers are putting in overtime to make it all happen and get the rail cars ready for the summer season. These rail cars travel along the shorelines of lake superior all the way to two harbors. The next time…

Duluth Depot Seeking Bond for Building Upkeep

The Depot is asking for a $4 million inclusion in the upcoming bonding bill.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Louis county is hoping to preserve the Duluth Depot with help from the state. The Depot is asking for a $4 million inclusion in the upcoming bonding bill. Officials say citizens won’t visibly notice improvements. The projects in place will prevent noticeable damage before they occur. Officials say the proposal for preventable maintenance will keep the building running…

Christmas City Express Ranked One of 10 Best Christmas Trains in America

Annual Train Ride Begins Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – A holiday season staple in the Northland is now chugging down the tracks with a big title. Web portal MSN has named the Christmas City Express of the North Shore Scenic Railroad one of the 10 best Christmas train rides in America. The ride received this honor due to a combination of the train ride and the…

Railroad Museum to Celebrate Locomotive #28 with “Steam Weekend”

Northland Uncovered: Lake Superior Railroad Museum

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend Northlanders and tourists will have the chance to hit the rails of the North Shore Scenic Railroad with a very special locomotive in charge. Steam power is back in the Northland with the restoration of locomotive #28. The train will take passengers to Two Harbors and will stay in town for about two hours. Passengers will…