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North Shore Scenic Railroad, Part One

This train, operated by the North Shore Scenic Railroad, is headed back to Duluth after a run up the North Shore. The equipment seen here is owned by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, located in Duluth. The scenic railroad itself, the route here, was the former Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range between Duluth and Two Harbors. This particular segment of the railroad was the Duluth and Iron Range Rail Road prior to the formation of the DM&IR.

The lead unit, Soo Line 2500, is an FP7 that was an EMD demonstrator before going to the Wisconsin Central (a subsidiary of the Soo Line). This summer, this combination of museum and operating scenic railroad will be running trains with a steam engine, Duluth and Northeastern number 28, which will really raise interest in this wonderful operation.

Image by Richard Koenig; taken August 28th 2015.