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Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Midwest USA : Minnesota

Tourist railroads, museums and other railroad related attractions in the state of Minnesota.

There are 15 links in this category

Minnesota - Minnesota Streetcar Museum
The Minnesota Streetcar Museum was created in December, 2004, as part of the restructuring of the Minnesota Transportation Museum which "spun off" its streetcar and steamboat operations to MSM and the Museum of Lake Minnetonka respectively during the winter of 2004-2005. MTM, which now focuses on railroading, was founded in 1962 to preserve Twin City Lines streetcar No. 1300 and, over the years, expanded into a multi-modal transportation museum preserving buses, a steamboat, streetcars, trains, and several railroad-related buildings.

The Minnesota Streetcar Museum focuses on the preservation of Minnesota's electric railway history by acquiring, restoring, maintaining, and operating a fleet of eight historic Minnesota streetcars at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in Minneapolis and the Excelsior Streetcar Line in Excelsior. MSM also preserves artifacts, papers, and photographs that it uses to interpret Minnesota's electric railway history.

Info: URL: http://msmuseum.org/ (Added: 5-Jun-2005)
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Minnesota - Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM)
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota - You can ride one of three streetcars, plus visit our depot museum and car barn. MTM operates steam and diesel trains and an historic depot.

Come enjoy a fully-restored steam boat originally operated by the streetcar company. Our museum exhibits offer visitors and rail enthusiasts a clean look at the greasy business of railroading.

Info: URL: http://transportationmuseum.org/ (Added: 24-Jan-2001)
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Minnesota - North Shore Scenic Railroad
Duluth, MN - The North Shore Scenic Railroad operates on a 28 mile stretch of track between Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Public excursions start in early summer and run through the holiday season.

The North Shore Scenic Railroad operates excursions along the historic Lakefront Line between Duluth and Two Harbors. This rail corridor served a vital link in the transportation system for over 100 years.

History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad! During summer & fall several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, along the shore of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, the harbor, and the stories of the railroads that built northern Minnesota.

Kids of all ages enjoy the ride and the excursions make a perfect, and affordable journey for all families.

Info: URL: http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org/Home.html (Added: 17-Nov-2016)
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Minnesota - Two Harbors Duluth and Iron Range Depot Museum
Two Harbors, MN - The Duluth and Iron Range Depot is a two-story, 110 x 44 brick building erected in 1907. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Depot is a significant historic property as it is the past headquarters and corporate offices for the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad and thus played a vital role in the development of the region and the iron ore industry throughout Minnesota. It served passenger and freight needs until 1961. In addition to housing the Depot Museum the building is also the home of the Lake County Historical Societies administrative offices, archive storage and the new Judge William Scott Library (a work in progress).

The Depot Museum features exhibits that reflect the development of Lake County with special emphasis placed on the big three industries; iron mining and the railroad, timber, and commercial fishing.

Info: URL: http://lakecountyhistoricalsociety.org/museums/view/depot-museum (Added: 2-Dec-2016)
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Minnesota - Wadena Depot
Wadena, MN - Partners 501 (C) ( 3) nonprofit corporation was established in May of 2000 to assist with the implementation of the city-wide strategic vision and eight priority projects. Most recently the Partners have taken on the Restoration and Reuse of the former Northern Pacific Passenger Depot as its primary objective which includes organizing Heritage and Cultural Tourism programming for the area.
Info: URL: http://thedepotwadena.org/index.html (Added: 13-Nov-2016)
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