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National Train Day

May 11 - May 12

 

Saturday May 11th 10am to 5pm

Celebrate the 155th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum will be hosting special events to celebrate this annual holiday!

Activities included:

  • Leonard Draper Maintenance Shop open for tours
  • Railroad speeder rides
  • Railroad Swap Meet
  • Engine cab tours
  • Visiting locomotives on display
  • Kids crafts
  • Special exhibits open for tours
  • Steam engine #332 fired up for testing
  • Tables and booths from various area attractions and other railroad organizations
  • Special concession stand snacks
  • Train movies in the Zelda Theater

Train Rides

North Shore Scenic railroad will be offering train rides on May 11th and 12th. For more information and to buy tickets visit: https://duluthtrains.com/

Swap Meet information

The Swap meet will be taking place on Saturday May 11th from 10am to 5pm and will be located in the Great Hall (3rd floor of the Depot). The swap meet is open to all railroad related items, including but not limited to, model trains, books, magazines, clothing, signals, movies, artifacts and more!

We still have tables open for the swap meet if you are interested in selling any railroad items.Tables are $10 each with all funds going to the Lake Superior Transportation Club. If you are interested in reserving a table or two for the swap meet, please email ali@duluthtrains.com.

Admission information

Admission to the swap meet is FREE! Children are FREE with a paid adult to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum*. Regular admission prices are $14 for adults, $7 for children aged 3-13 and children under 3 are FREE.

*One child per one paid adult

Vendors

Special thanks to the following organizations for helping to make National Train Day possible:

University of Wisconsin – Superior, Transportation & Logistics Club https://www.facebook.com/UWSTLCLUB/

Gopher State Railway Museum https://www.gsrm.org/

Missabe Road Historical Society https://www.missabe.com/

Canadian National Railway https://www.cn.ca/en/

Twin Ports Model Railroad Club https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61553268272614

Hennipen Overland Railway Historical Society https://hennepinoverland.org/

St. Louis County Depot https://www.experiencethedepot.org/

Great Lakes Aquarium https://glaquarium.org/

Lake Superior Railroad Museum Youth https://lsrm.org/youth/

St. Louis County Historical Society https://www.thehistorypeople.org/

Studio Kaylalou https://www.instagram.com/studiokaylalou/

Burlington Route Historical Society https://www.burlingtonroute.org/

Operation Lifesaver https://oli.org/

Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad https://duluthrivertrain.com/

Mount Hood Railroad https://www.mthoodrr.com/

Heber Valley Railroad https://www.hebertrain.com/

Railroad Heritage of Midwest America https://rrhma.com/

Plus more! Interested in becoming a vendor? email ali@duluthtrains.com for more information

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
May 11
End:
May 12

Venue

Lake Superior Railroad Museum