Lake Superior Railroad Museum

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Lake Superior Railroad Museum
Duluth Depot-resedabear.jpg
The museum is housed at the Duluth Depot
Established 1973
Location 506 W. Michigan St.,
Duluth, Minnesota
Coordinates 46°46′53″N 92°06′14″W / 46.7814°N 92.1039°W / 46.7814; -92.1039
Type Railroad museum
Website http://www.lsrm.org/

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

The museum has seven steam, fourteen diesel, and two electric locomotives as well as over 40 other pieces of rolling stock. The collection includes the William Crooks, which became the first locomotive to operate in the state of Minnesota in 1861, and the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Number 227, a 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" locomotive which was among the largest steam engines to ever operate.

The museum operates a heritage railroad called the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

The building in which the museum is housed is former Duluth Union Depot – now the Saint Louis County Heritage and Arts Center's Historic Union Depot; the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot also houses the Duluth Art Institute, Duluth Playhouse, the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Louis County Historical Society.

Museum Collection[edit]

Steam Locomotives[edit]

Locomotive Type Built Retired Acquired On Display Operational Image
Duluth and Northeastern #28 2-8-0 "Consolidation" 1906 1965 Donated 1974 No Operational
DNE 28 test fire.jpg
Minnesota Steel #7 0-4-0T "Tank Engine" 1915 Donated 1973 Yes No currently unavailable
St. Paul and Pacific #1 "William Crooks" 4-4-0 "American" 1861 1948 Loaned 1974 Yes No
William Crooks travels 1941.jpg
Northern Pacific #2435 2-6-2 "Prairie" 1907 1954 Donated 1978 Yes No currently unavailable
Duluth and Northern Minnesota #14 2-8-2 "Mikado" 1913 1964 Donated 1992 Yes (No) 1992 - 1998 currently unavailable
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range #227 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" 1941 1960 Donated 1974 Yes No currently unavailable
Northern Pacific #1 "Minnetonka" 0-4-0T "Tank Engine" 1870 1948 Donated Yes No
Northern Pacific - 1 Minnetonka 0-4-0 steam locomotive, 1870.jpg
Soo Line #2719 4-6-2 "Pacific" 1923 1959 Purchased 2015 Yes (No) 2007 - 2013
Soo2719Display.JPG

Electric Locomotives[edit]

Locomotive Built Retired Acquired On Display Operational Image
Hanna Iron Mining #307 1928 1968 Donated 1974 Yes No currently unavailable
Milwaukee Road #10200 1915 1974 Donated 1977 Yes No currently unavailable
Carris #530 1925 1973 Purchased 1978 Yes Yes currently unavailable

Diesel Locomotives[edit]

Locomotive Type Built Retired Acquired On Display Operational IMAGE
Soo Line #2500 FP7-A 1949 1986 Donated 1986 Yes 1995 -
Soo Line 2500 Streamliner.JPG
Soo Line #700 GP-30 1963 2001 Donated 2001 Yes 2001 -
SOO0002.jpg
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range #193 SD-18 1960 1998 Donated 1998 Yes 2002 -
DMIR 193.JPG
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range #316 SD-M 1960 2008 Donated 2008 Yes 2008 -
DMIR 316 Duluth.JPG
Great Northern #192 NW5 1947 1996 Purchased 1996 Yes 1999 -
GN 192 Duluth.JPG
Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic #101 Alco RS1 1945 2002 Leased 2002 Yes 2009 - currently unavailable
Erie Mining Company #4211 F9A 1956 2001 Donated 2002 Yes 2002 -
Erie Mining 4211.JPG
Erie Mining Company #4222 F9B 1956 2001 Donated 2006 Yes No currently unavailable
Erie Mining Company #7243 S12 1956 1992 Donated 1992 Yes No currently unavailable
Oliver Iron Mining #900 HH1000 1940 1973 Donated 1974 Yes Yes currently unavailable
Hallett Dock Company #11 H-10-44 1946 2005 Donated 2005 Yes Yes currently unavailable
Northern Pacific #3617 SD45 1967 1987/again 2007 Donated 2007 Yes In Restoration
NP 3617 in 2015.JPG

Passenger Cars[edit]

Car Type Operating Number Car Name Railroad Company Notes
Coach 33 Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range
Coach 19 Exhibit Car Duluth & Iron Range Display Only
Coach 68 China Car Duluth, Missabe and Northern Display Only
Coach 517 Minnesota II Northern Pacific
Coach 1115 "Liz Prebich" Great Northern
Coach 1116 Great Northern
Observation 390 Rainier Club Northern Pacific
Business Northland Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range
Business Missabe Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Display Only
Diner 1250 Lake of the Isles Great Northern
Baggage 66 Spokane, Portland and Seattle
Baggage 1000 Lake Superior Museum of Transportation
Baggage 257 Great Northern
Baggage 255 Gallery Car Northern Pacific
Combination W-24 Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range
Railroad Post Office 1447 Northern Pacific Display Only
Lounge Grand Trunk Western In Restoration
Parlor/Lounge 6700 Chicago and Northwestern In Storage
Bi-Level Coach 51 Chicago and Northwestern
Bi-Level Coach 222 Chicago and Northwestern
Bi-Level Coach 321 Chicago and Northwestern
Vista Dome 250 Silver Club Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy (Burlington Route) In Restoration
Rail-Diesel Car (RDC) 9169 North Shore Scenic Railroad
Rail-Diesel Car (RDC) 712 Alaska Railroad On Lease from 3rd Party

Cabooses[edit]

  • Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range #C9
  • Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range #C12
  • Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific #76923
  • Soo Line #99017
  • Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range #C205
  • Great Northern #X452
  • Northern Pacific #1311
  • Soo Line #1

Service Equipment[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railinc, Search MARKs, accessed September 2009
  2. ^ "Northern Pacific rotary snowplow designated as mechanical engineering landmark". Trains. January 7, 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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