Tourist & Museum Railways in
GE 50 ton switcher of the Lake Superior & Mississippi
Railroad with a train at Spirit Lake.
- Friends of the 261
offer occasional excursions on main lines, some steam hauled. Also has
private rail passenger cars for hire which may be attached to Amtrak
- Ironhorse Central Railroad circling the grounds of
the Ironhorse Railroad Park in Chisago City, about 1 mile (1.6km).
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Believed to operate weekends and certain
other days from June to early October, but information unclear from
- Lake Region
Pioneer Threshermen’s Association annual show on Labor Day weekend
(beginning of September) in Dalton, includes steam hauled train rides
on a 600mm gauge line around the showground (about ½ mile, 0.8 km)
(Website contains little information relating to trains)
- Lake Superior
& Mississippi Railroad West Duluth to New Duluth, about 6
miles (10 km). Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Operates weekends from
mid June to mid October, or by private charter.
- Minnesota Discovery Centre historic electric trams
(streetcars) operating on a 2½ mile (4 km) line, connecting the main
park at Chisholm with the Glen location. Operates Tuesdays to Sundays
from late May to early September.
Streetcar Museum Historic trams (streetcars) on two routes in
the Minneapolis area:
- Como-Harriet Line between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun,
mainly on dedicated track. Operates weekends, most weekday evenings
and some weekday afternoons, May to November
- Excelsior Line in the suburb of Excelsior. Operates
weekends May to mid September, also Thursday afternoons from May
to October to serve Excelsior Farmers’ Market
- North Shore Scenic Railroad Lake Superior Railroad
Museum, Duluth to Two Harbors; about 26 miles (42 km). Standard gauge,
diesel hauled or diesel railcars. Operates from late May to late
October. Trains covering the full route operate on Fridays and
Saturdays, shorter journeys are available daily. Short journeys also
operate weekends, late November to New Year.
- Osceola & St Croix Valley Railroad Osceola WI
to Marine. Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Operates weekends and holidays
from May to October. See also Wisconsin
- Western Minnesota Steam
Threshers Reunion annual show on Labor Day weekend (beginning of
September) in Hawley, near Rollag, includes steam hauled train rides
on a standard gauge line around the showground (about 1 mile, 1.6 km)
and miniature railways.