Soo 2719 Pulls Minnesota Steam Excursions

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.

soo 2719 steam

Soo 2719 comes back into town from a day excursion along the north shore of Lake Superior to Two Harbors and back originating at the Depot in downtown Duluth. Photo by Missabefan

Sit back and enjoy the changing countryside as you  parallel the shoreline of Lake Superior to historic Two Harbors, Minnesota, pulled by the Pacific class Soo Line 2719  steam locomotive.

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.

For directions to the North Shore Scenic Railroad, click here.

Phone: 218-722-1273
Toll Free: 800-423-1273

Soo Line 2719 & The Lake Superior Railroad Museum | Yard Goat

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

http://yardgoatimages.com/soo-line-2719-the-lake-superior-railroad-museum

 

Saturday Soo 2719 Outing | TwinPortsRail.com

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

http://www.twinportsrail.com/site/node/495

More Saturday Soo 2719 Outing | TwinPortsRail.com

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

http://www.twinportsrail.com/site/node/497

Enhanced by Zemanta
This entry was posted in Scenic Railroads, Steam Locomotives and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Soo 2719 Pulls Minnesota Steam Excursions

  1. SANDY says:

    Please provide information on the Halloween train that goes from Duluth to Two harbors, mn. and back. Thank you.

  2. SANDY says:

    I would like info. on the halloween train from duluth to two harbors, mn. thank you.

  3. Pingback: Milw 261 to pull steam train excursions this spring

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *