Welcome to Lake Superior  & Mississippi Railroad

DULUTH'S FIRST RAILS !


 

   A unique, one-of-a-kind railroad experience!!


WE WILL BE OPERATING THROUGH THE 2016 SEASON!

WEEKEND RIDES BEGINNING MID-JUNE

*****A new season means the need for new volunteers. *****


JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATION/ORIENTATION MEETING ABOUT THE VARIOUS VOLUNTEER POSITIONS


SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 10 AM - 12 NOON


IIRON MUG COFFEE HOUSE

88TH AVE WEST, MORGAN PARK, DULUTH, MN


 Check out our Volunteer Page to find something of interest. 

Join up.  It is great family fun!


 

SAVE THE TRAIN ! 

The Future Operation of our Duluth Tourist Railroad in Doubt

  • The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (LS&M) is in danger of permanently losing it's track which will put the entire tourist train out of operation.

  • The LS&M has operated as a tourist railroad for 35 years, along the St Louis River in West Duluth, following the original tracks of the first railroad into Duluth in 1870.
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  • The LS&M, run entirely by volunteers, helps preserve the historical significance of this first railroad into Duluth.
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  • The railroad connects the wester river communities and also runs through the US Steel superfund cleanup site in Morgan Park/West Duluth.
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  • The massive cleanup effort is expected to remove the LS&M railroad track, disrupting the tourist train service during the completion of the project for up to three years (or permanently).
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  • Returning the railroad tracks to their original location would require prior planning of the project managers (MPCS & US Steel) and the landowner of the area (City of Duluth)..
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  • The LS&M does not have representation into this planning process.
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  • The City of Duluth and community groups of West Duluth are discussing the merits of creating a hiking/biking trail over the track bed or establishing a side by side Rail & Trail concept.
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  • The LS&M supports the cleanup of pollution caused by the old US Steel plant which includes the area along the St Louis River where the train travels.
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  • The LS&M would like US Steel to replace the track when the area is restored - as well as compensate the railroad for loss of three year's revenue.
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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR RAILROAD! 

 
 Make a supportive comment on the situation faced by the Lake Superior & Mississippit Railroad by sending a letter to the Editor of the Duluth New Tribune and/or the Mayor of the City of Duluth:

                                        Duluth News Tribune                                     letters@duluthnews.com
                                        424 West First Street
                                        Dululth, Mn 5582


                                        Duluth City Council                                        council@duluthmn.gov   
                                        411 West First Street
                                        Duluth, Mn 55802   
                              

                                        Mayor Emily Larson                                             elarson@duluthmn.gov
                                       
City Hall, Rm 403
                                        411 West first Street
                                        Duluth, Mn 55802

 

HELP SUPPORT THE RAILROAD - BUY A T-SHIRT !!!

Show your support for this organization with the purchase of an LS&M shirt.
Select a shirt or hoodie from this link to

"BIG FROG" CUSTOM T-SHIRTS OF DULUTH

or stop at the Store to customize your shirt color or style.
 
      http://bit.ly/1KYBqUc  

5115 BURNING TREE ROAD, SUITE #315B, DULUTH, MN, 55811  218-491-6400
    Click for Options                           Click for Options
 


2016 Schedule:
  • The LSMRR tourist train departs every Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm for a 1 hour & 40 minute ride along the St. Louis River.
  • The season runs from Mid-June 2016 through Mid- October, 2016.
  • The ride departs from the ticket office on Grand Ave across from the Lake Superior Zoo (behind the Little Store).
  • No reservations necessary, however, group tickets may be purchased in advance. (See Scheduel/Fare/Charter page)
  • Group charters are available by reservation only.  (See Schedule/Fare/Charter page)


Historic Route:  The ride follows the last six miles of the 1870’s track of the first train into Duluth,, the original Lake Superior & Mississippi.


Natural Setting:  The train traces the St Louis River providing excellent viewing of nature & wildlife.

  • Wildlife abounds – Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Turkey Vultures, Loons, Swans, Geese & Ducks with their young are common sights along with deer, fox & various other animals.
  • The train crosses Mud Lake Causeway with water on both sides of the track.
  • The fully narrated trip tells the rich history along the river.


Antique Equipment:  Vintage equipment includes---

  • two 1912 passenger coaches, both 100 years old this year-2012 !
  • a 1946 engine
  • an open-air Safari Car.

Join Us For A Great Ride !!
 

Upcoming Events

 

2016 RIDES: 

New Season Coming up -
(Dates will be posted soon)

MID-JUNE through MID-OCTOBER


FARES:

ADULT - $15.00

CHILD -  $ 8.00

AGE 3 YRS AND UNDER RIDE FREE !


ENJOY THE DAY

       RIDE THE RAILS !!!!


Call 218-624-7549 for information.



 

               

 



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