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The Lake Superior Railroad Museum
offers an up-close look at the history of rail travel. Admission is only $6.00 for adults and just $3.00 for kids with your train fare.



 

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Steam Weekend in Duluth, Minnesota

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Experience the power of steam, with locomotive #28 leading the charge while you will ride behind this historic engine to the beautiful town of Two Harbors. The train stays in town for about 2 hours while you have a chance to shop, have lunch (not included), and experience some of the local attractions. Other exhibits and sites will be avilable before and after at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum celebrating steam power on this special weekend.  

 

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Steam weekend in Duluth begins at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, opening at 9am. On Saturday and Sunday between 9am-3pm, special “steam related” exhibits will be on display for passengers prior to departure, and mini train rides for the kids. The Steam Train Excursion will have 2 seating options:

First Class:
Some of the most premiere cars of the railroad are pulled behind this exciting trip. Choose your seat on the Car Northland, Lake of the Isles Dining Car, or the Stampede Pass Dome car. Complimentary snacks will be served, along with all beverages included.

Coach Class:
Enjoy the comfort of some of the finest coaches on the railroad, Great Northern coaches #1115 and #1116, with large bucket seats… Or, experience history aboard the DM&IR Coach 33, a car built almost 100 years ago. Narration will be provided, and concessions will be available for sale.

Excursions on this special weekend:

Friday, June 23rd, 10:30am Departure to Two Harbors
Experience the power of steam, with locomotive #28 leading the charge while you will ride behind this historic engine to the beautiful town of Two Harbors. The train stays in town for about 2 hours while you have a chance to shop, have lunch, and experience some of the local attractions.
Coach Class: $75, First Class: sold-out
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Saturday, June 24th, 10:30am Departure to Two Harbors
Experience the power of steam, with locomotive #28 leading the charge while you will ride behind this historic engine to the beautiful town of Two Harbors. The train stays in town for about 2 hours while you have a chance to shop, have lunch, and experience some of the local attractions. 
Coach Class: $75, First Class: sold-out
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Sunday, June 25th, Departures at 10:00am and 2:00pm
Ride to Palmers, about 17 miles from Duluth between Duluth and Two Harbors. This is the location of a siding, where the locomotive will be uncoupled and re-attached on the opposite end of the train for the return trip. Time permitting, passengers will be able to disembark to watch this and see the locomotive.
First Class: $75, Coach Class: $55

10am Departure:
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2pm Departure:
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Entrance to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum is included with all steam train tickets. Doors open at 9am. This trip is usually not wheelchair accessible. Pets are not allowed.

All tickets require reservations, and space is extremely limited.

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History of the locomotive:

The #28 locomotive was built by the Pittsburgh Locomotive Works in 1906 for the Duluth, Missabe and Northern as their No. 332.

A typical drag freight consolidation type engine of the early 1900s, she weighs in at 102 tons (172 tons with tender loaded). The capacity of the tender is 8,000 gallons of water and 12 tons of coal.

This style of locomotive was designed to be used in general freight service, working slowly along the line setting out and picking up cars from sidings along the way. No. 28 was sold to the D&NE in 1955, and was used to haul logs, lumber products and some general freight. It worked in this service until 1964 and was last under steam in 1965. The D&NE restored and donated the locomotive to the Museum in 1974.

Fore more information about the restoration of this historic locomotive, visit www.fireupthe28.com

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