Category: "Latest News & Features"

May 16, 2018

North Shore Scenic Railroad has good neighbors out in the Lakeside area of Duluth.  Each year the Gagne/Lyytinen family grab their garbage bags, wagon and kids and pick up trash along the railroad tracks.  This is their Earth Day tradition and have really made it family friendly.  They are not only instilling these wonderful qualities […]

March 20, 2018

9th Annual Summer Youth Program: Rail & Intermodal Transportation Hosted by: Rail Transportation Program and University of Wisconsin Superior.  When: July 8-14, 2018 For Students entering Grades 9-12 What to expect: Rail and Intermodal Transportation explorations all week long, including hands-on and classroom activities.  Several field visits will give you first hand look at Rail […]

February 12, 2018

Not too many years ago, my family came up to Duluth for a vacation from the “big city” of St. Paul. I was about 7 years old, and I remember being sad that I didn’t have a camera along to take a picture of myself in the cab of the 227 to take back for […]

There is really no historic answer to that question.  It’s just always been that way.  Trains are large, impressive and in the early days they were the biggest thing to come through town and therefore very exciting.  Where they were going was an adventurous mystery.  So it’s like waving goodbye. Trains are anonymous.  It’s not […]