Welcome to Lake Superior  & Mississippi Railroad

DULUTH'S FIRST RAILS !


 

RIDE WITH US! : Enjoy the majestic beauty of the
St. Louis River Corridor in West Duluth.

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


Special rides for Veterans & Active Military August 9, 16, 23, 30

DETAILS ON "EVENTS" PAGE



IT'S 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 OUT 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

                                        Mayor Don Ness                                              dness@duluthmn.gov
                                       
City Hall, Rm 403
                                        411 West first Street
                                        Duluth, Mn 55802


2015 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 June 13, 2015 through October 11, 2015.
  • 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

 

2015 RIDES:  
Saturdays & Sundays
Next ride - August 1 & 2        


JOIN US.  IT'S FUN
   

VETERAN'S RIDES

August 9, 16, 23, 30

see EVENTS page for details


SEASON DATES:

Now through October 11, 2015

Charters available upon request.             


FARES:

ADULT - $13.50

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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