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Festival of Steam with Big Boy No. 4014

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 12:00 pm

Overview:

The Festival of Steam runs Friday through Sunday with activities surrounding the Union Pacific Railroad’s “Big Boy” No. 4014, which will be on display all weekend at the Duluth Depot. There will not be any rides on it, but it will be steamed up and on display. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum’s steam engine will be pulling passenger train rides during the weekend.

 

Friday July 19th 2019 – The Arrival

  • #4014 Arrives from St. Paul at approximately 5:00pm to the Duluth Depot.
  • Spectators outside gated area are welcome. However, there will be no public access to station platforms due to security reasons. The locomotive will remain in this location, parked, until Sunday morning.
  • Evening Activities:
    • Lake Superior Railroad Museum EXTENDED hours until 9:00PM
      • 5PM-7PM: Happy Hour in the Museum
      • 6:00PM-8:30PM: Movie in the Museum: 1939 “Union Pacific” – starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Anthony Quinn & Robert Preston
      • Admission is $14 for adults, $6 for children, or ½ off this price if you have a train ticket on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
      • Ice cream shop open for movie snacks and refreshments
      • Museum entry pass available at the admissions window
  • PLEASE NOTE: ACCESS TO BIG BOY No. 4014 AND FESTIVAL SITE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY EVENING.

Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Festival of Steam Day 1
GATES OPEN AT 9:00AM- (Ticket office opens at 8am for excursions)

9:00AM – 6:00PM FESTIVAL OF STEAM OPEN and FREE admission to Festival

  • FREE Festival Activities Include:
    • Viewing of Big Boy No. 4014
    • Touring of Union Pacific Experience Car (no food or beverage allowed)
    • Photo opportunities with Big Boy No. 4014
    • Viewing of North Shore Scenic Railroad Steam Fleet
    • Live Dixieland Music (10:00AM-5:30PM)
    • Future Engineers of Duluth Activity Tent
    • More to come…
  • Additional Activities:
    • North Shore Scenic Railroad TRAIN EXCURSIONS:
      • Steam Train Rides aboard the Duluth Zephyr 75-minute excursion ride through Duluth, featuring the museum’s own 2-8-0 DM&IR #332. More info on these rides here.
        • 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
        • First Class: $48, Diner Class: $38, Coach Class: $28a/$19c 
    • Lake Superior Railroad Museum Admission
      • Museum Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM
      • Admission: $14 adults / $6 kids – 50% off with Excursion Tickets
    • Big Boy Beer Garden sponsored by Bernicks
      • 10AM-5PM, Serving Beer, Wine and Cider
      • Featuring a host of seating and prime viewing of the Big Boy No. 4014
    • Firebrick Concessions: Grillmaster Based, Railfan Approved
      • Burgers, brats, chicken, hot dogs, fries, corn dogs, cheese curds, smoothies, sodas and more…
    • Union Pacific Souvenir Tent
      • Big Boy No. 4014 Specialty Items
    • North Shore Scenic Railroad Gift Shop Annex
      • Festival of Steam swag, Duluth specific wears and a selection of other railfan wear available
  • Lake Superior RR Museum Foundation Gala: 6–8:30pm
    • Exclusive access to the Big Boy No. 4014 Private coaches including tours and photo opportunities aboard the Union Pacific Train: Experience Car – Walter Dean – C.F. Denver – Kenefick open for tours with complimentary wine served.  Photo opportunities on the rear platform of the Kenefick.
    • Private access and viewing of Big Boy No. 4014
    • Private access to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum
    • Union Pacific inspired food stations featuring “heavy” hors d’oeurves from the hottest restaurants in Duluth:
      • New Scenic Café
      • Duluth Grille
      • The Exchange
      • Blackwoods by the Lake
      • Valentini’s
      • Midcoast Catering
      • Bellisio’s
    • Open bar throughout the evening
    • Craft Beer Tasting
    • Complimentary Champagne in the Car Northland (Presidential Car)
    • Tours of Car Missabe
    • Live music in museum
    • Silent Auction of Railroadania featuring items from the Raskob Estate
    • Steam Punk Flare
    • Commemorative t-shirt, pin and credential with each ticket
    • Tickets: $250 per person – Click here to purchase your ticket

SUNDAY JULY 21, 2019Festival of Steam Day 2
GATES OPEN AT 9:00 AM
– (Ticket office opens at 8am for excursions)

9:00AM – 6:00PM FESTIVAL OF STEAM OPEN and FREE admission to Festival

  • FREE Festival Activities Include:
  • Additional Activities:
    • North Shore Scenic Railroad TRAIN EXCURSIONS:
      • Steam Train Rides aboard the Duluth Zephyr 75-minute excursion ride through Duluth, featuring the museum’s own 2-8-0 DM&IR #332. More info on these rides here.
        • 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
        • First Class: $48, Diner Class: $38, Coach Class: $28a/$19c 
  • Lake Superior Railroad Museum Admission
    • Museum Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • Admission: $14 adults / $6 kids – 50% off with Excursion Tickets
  • Big Boy Beer Garden sponsored by Bernicks
    • 10AM-5PM, Serving Beer, Wine and Cider
    • Featuring a host of seating and prime viewing of the Big Boy No. 4014
  • Firebrick Concessions: Grillmaster Based, Railfan Approved
    • Burgers, brats, chicken, hot dogs, fries, corn dogs, cheese curds, smoothies, sodas and more…
  • North Shore Scenic Railroad Gift Shop Annex
    • Festival of Steam swag, Duluth specific wears and a selection of other railfan wear available

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VIP Experience it ALL!   $400 per person

Maximize your visit to Festival of Steam! Purchase a ticket to ride the Duluth Zephyr and add on the VIP Experience which includes:

  • Pass to Friday Night Welcome Party and movie in the Museum ($14 Value)
  • Ticket to Festival of Steam Gala Saturday Night ($250 Value)
  • Festival of Steam t-shirt, pin and commemorative VIP Lanyard with Credential ($50 value)
  • Free beverage at the Festival of Steam Beer Garden
  • Wm. Crooks level membership to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum which includes train tickets for a future date ($125)

You can add this package on with the purchase of any train ticket. Click here to get started.

Details

Start:
July 19 @ 5:00 pm
End:
July 21 @ 12:00 pm
Website:
https://duluthtrains.com/event/festivalofsteam/

Venue

Lake Superior Railroad Museum