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The Lake Superior Railroad Museum
offers an up-close look at the history of rail travel. Admission is only $7.00 for adults and just $3.50 for kids with your train fare.

The historic William Crooks
The historic William Crooks, 1861

The St. Paul and Pacific was the first railroad in Minnesota, and the William Crooks was the first steam locomotive to run in the state. Come and see it at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, and North Shore Scenic Railroad.


National Train Day 2013

National Train Day Image

Saturday May 11th, 10am

Steam Train!

Lake Superior Railroad Museum Special Events

  • See new exhibits for 2013
  • Explore the museum collection
  • Lots of kids activities
  • Visit the William Crooks, Minnesota's first locomotive
  • Free Golden Spikes, commemorating the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, built in 1869

Special Event fun from 10am - Noon


Saturday May 11th, 12:30pm

Steam Train!

1-1/2 hour trip through downtown & up the shore to the Lester River


Reservations are not required for this excursion, but recommended. Tickets may be purchased anytime prior to departure.

  • Coach seating, fully narrated tour
  • Returns at approx. 2pm
  • Concessions available for all passengers
  • All tickets include discount admission to
    Lake Superior Railroad Museum


Saturday May 11th, 3pm

Steam Train!

Arrival of the #261 Steam train from the Twin Cities.

  • Welcome over 500 passengers as they arrive in
    the Twin Ports for a one night stay.
  • Music and press conference
  • See the #261 steam to a stop.
Located in NSSR loading area/parking lot.


May 11th, 2013 - 6:00pm

Steam Train!

Dinner in the diner, behind steam.
The finest event of the entire 2013 season.

  • 6:00pm depart Duluth Depot
  • 5:00 cocktail reception in Lake Superior Railroad Museum for dinner train/#261 guests only.
  • Choose your seat: Rainier Club, Lake of the Isles Diner, Great Dome, or Cedar Rapids
  • Enjoy world class service and fine food prepared by the Duluth Grill

Tickets can be purchased on the 261 site. Select "Dinner Train Saturday Night" from the options.


Sunday, May 12th, 1pm

Steam Train!

Special 2 1/2 afternoon steam ride up the shore, departs 1 hour after the #261 leaves (noon).

  • First Class seats include full lunch, all tickets $45
  • Coach seats: $28 Adults, $12 for Children
  • Photo runby (tentative)
  • Free gifts for moms on Mothers Day

>>Click Here to learn more and purchase tickets<<