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Lake Superior Railroad Museum
The museum is housed at the Duluth Depot
Established1973
Location506 W. Michigan St.,
Duluth, Minnesota
Coordinates46°46′53″N 92°06′14″W / 46.7814°N 92.1039°W / 46.7814; -92.1039
TypeRailroad museum
Websitehttp://www.lsrm.org/

The Lake Superior Railroad Museum (reporting mark LSRX)[1] is a railroad museum in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

Opened in 1973, the museum focuses on railroading in the Lake Superior region. It is housed in the restored Duluth Union Depot complex.

The museum also operates the North Shore Scenic Railroad, which runs excursion trains from Memorial Day through mid-October using historic rail equipment from the museum collection.

The collection includes the William Crooks, which became the first locomotive to operate in the state of Minnesota in 1861, and Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Number 227, a 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" locomotive that was among the largest steam engines to operate.

Several museum spaces are available for rent as an event venue.

Collection

Steam locomotives

Locomotive Type Built Retired Acquired Notes Image
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range #227 Class M-3, 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' Baldwin, 1941 1960 Donated 1974 Static Display
Duluth & Northeastern #28 Class C-3, 2-8-0 'Consolidation' Alco, 1906 1965 Donated 1974 Operational
Duluth & Northern Minnesota #14 2-8-2 'Mikado' Baldwin, 1913 1966 Donated 1981 Static Display
Minnesota Steel #7 0-4-0ST 'Four-coupled' Porter, 1915 1950's Donated 1973 Static Display
Northern Pacific #1 "Minnetonka" 0-4-0ST 'Four-coupled' Porter, 1870 1948 Loaned 1975 Static Display
Northern Pacific #2435 Class T, 2-6-2 'Prairie' ALCO, 1907 1954 Donated 1978 Static Display
Soo Line #2719 Class H-23, 4-6-2 'Pacific' ALCO, 1923 1959 Purchased 2019 Awaiting Restoration
St. Paul & Pacific #1 "William Crooks" 4-4-0 'American' New Jersey Locomotive & Machine Co. 1861 1948 Loaned 1974 Static Display

Electric locomotives

Locomotive Type Built Retired Acquired Notes Image
Hanna Iron Mining #307 GE Steeple-cab 1928 1968 Donated 1974 Static Display
Milwaukee Road #10200 GE EF-1 1915 1974 Donated 1977 Static Display
Carris #530 Carris/Brill 508-531 1925 Purchased 1978 Operational

Diesel locomotives

Locomotive[2] Type Built Retired Acquired Notes Image
Copper Range Railroad #200 BLW S-12 1951 1995-96 Donated 2017 Restoration
Defence Plant Corp. #1309 EMD 40-Ton 1941 2008 2008 ?
Duluth, Mesabi & Iron Range #193 EMD SD-18 1960 1998 Donated 1998 Operational
Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic #101 Alco RS1 1945 2002 Donated 2017 Operational
Erie Mining Company #4211 EMD F9A 1956 2001 Donated 2002 Restoration
Erie Mining Co. #4222 EMD F9B 1956 2001 Donated 2006 Display
Erie Mining Co. #7243 BLW S-12 1956 1992 Donated 1992 Stored
Fegles Construction Co. #171007 MTC 12-Ton 1931 1970 1973 Operational
Great Northern #192 EMD NW5 1947 1996 Purchased 1996 Operational
Great Northern #400 EMD SD45 1966 1984 Leased 2019 Operational, 1990-2000 (Duluth), 2000-2015 Twin Cities, 2019-(Duluth
Hallett Dock Company #11 FM H-10-44 1946 2005 Donated 2005 Display
Minnesota Power & Light Co. GE 45-Ton 1952 ? 2003 Operational
Northern Pacific #245 EMD GP9 1956 2019 Traded 2019 Operational
Northern Pacific #3617 EMD SD45 1967 1987/again 2007 Donated 2007 Restoration
Oliver Iron Mining #900 ALCO HH1000 1940 1973 Donated 1974 Display
Soo Line #320 EMD SW1 1939 2017 Donated 2017 Operational
Soo Line #700 EMD GP30 1963 2001 Donated 2001 Operational
Soo Line #2500 EMD FP7-A 1949 1986 Donated 1986 Operational

Diesel railcars

Locomotive Type Built Retired Acquired Notes Image
Alaska Railroad #712 Budd RDC-2 1951 2008 Loaned 2009 Operational
Chicago and Northwestern #9934 Budd RDC-1 1950 ? Loaned 1996 Operational, Painted as NSSR #9169

Passenger cars

Railroad Company Operating Number Car Name Car Type Notes
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 551 Sky View Full Dome Operational
Canadian National 9299 Baggage Operational
Canadian National 92 Scottish Thistle Business Restoration
Chicago and Northwestern 51 Bi-Level Coach Operational
Chicago and Northwestern 222 Bi-Level Coach Operational
Chicago and Northwestern 321 Bi-Level Coach Operational
Chicago and Northwestern 6700 Deerpath Parlor/Lounge Operational
Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy 250 Silver Club Vista Dome Operational
Duluth & Iron Range 19 Coach Gallery Display
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range W-24 Combination Operational
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 33 Coach Operational
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Northland Business Operational
Duluth, Missabe & Northern 68 Coach Dining Display
Duluth, Missabe & Northern Missabe Business Static Display
Great Northern 257 Baggage Restoration
Great Northern 1115 Liz Prebich Coach Operational
Great Northern 1116 Coach Operational
Great Northern (CB&Q) 1250 Lake of the Isles Diner Operational
Northern Pacific 255 Baggage Gallery Car
Northern Pacific 390 Rainier Club Observation Restoration
Northern Pacific 517 Minnesota II Coach Operational
Northern Pacfic 1447 Railroad Post Office Static Display
Spokane, Portland and Seattle 66 Baggage Operational
St. Paul & Pacific 1 Combine Static Display
St. Paul & Pacific 3 Coach Static Display

Cabooses

Service & miscellaneous equipment

Former equipment

See also

References

  1. ^ Railinc, Search MARKs, accessed September 2009
  2. ^ "North Shore Scenic Railroad Roster". www.thedieselshop.us. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Northern Pacific rotary snowplow designated as mechanical engineering landmark". Trains. January 7, 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015.