The Northshore Scenic Railroad will be running six-hour round trip steam excursions from Duluth to Two Harbors, Minnesota behind the 1923 4-6-2 Alco built Soo 2719 steam locomotive. The 2012 steam train rides will run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the months of August and September.
The Two Harbors trains run Friday, Saturday and Sunday and are diesel excursions except for the weekends listed below when the #2719 is in operation. This is a six – hour round-trip scenic train excursion up the North Shore to Two Harbors that includes a layover.
The two-hour layover for lunch includes a FREE shuttle bus to take you around to the various restaurants and attractions in Two Harbors. Snacks and beverages for sale are provided on the train. The cars are a mixture of old and new, opened window and air conditioning.
Two Harbors is a historic railroad community. This Great Lakes port has a Canadian National yard and several working ore docks. Most trips average at least a 50/50 chance to see a Great Lakes freighter taking on product (taconite pellets).
Aug 10, 11, 12 — 17, 18, 19 — 24, 25, 26
Aug 31, Sept 1, 2 — 7, 8, 9
All train rides leave Duluth at 10:30AM and arrive in Two Harbors around noon.
All tickets $48.00
Reservations Suggested – Limited seating!
The 2719 was used to haul the Soo Line’s last round-trip steam-powered excursion train, on June 21, 1959.
Toll Free: 800-423-1273
Soo Line 2719 is a steam locomotive that may not be as widely known as Union Pacific 844 or 3985, Southern Pacific 4449, Nickel Plate 765, or many of the “big” locomotives operating today. It hasn’t been out on mainline …
Publish Date: 06/09/2011 18:08
Our August-like weather continues this month continues and provided a fantastic day for chasing 2719 up the shore. The LSRM/NSSR put together an excellent steam-era train with SP&S 66, DM&IR W-24 and DM&IR 33.
Publish Date: 09/21/2009 12:20
As Dave stated, yesterday was more August-like than mid September but after July, we’ll take it! With the SOO 2719 scheduled to make a run towards Two Harbors, a perfect day on tap, a willing family and EMCO 4211 along …
Publish Date: 09/21/2009 13:28