Experience the power of steam, with historic locomotive #28 leading the charge while you will ride behind this historic engine to the beautiful town of Two Harbors. The train stays in town for about 2 hours while you have a chance to shop, have lunch, and experience some of the local attractions. The locomotive is also serviced here, and you can visit the crew while they prepare for the return trip.
This is a full day excursion, and as you step off the return train around 4:30pm in Duluth, you'll reflect on the adventure you have had and an experience you will never forget. Entrance to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum is included before departure. Doors open at 9am.
The Two Harbors train excursion is subject to delays to due Canadian National Railway (CN) traffic. Please consider this when making plans for after the train ride. Delays are rare, but can be an hour or more. Normal return time to the Duluth Depot is about 4:30pm, but ranges from 4pm-5pm, and very rarely, even later.
This trip is not wheelchair accessible due to the historic nature of the railroad equipment. Pets are not allowed. Ages 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket. All tickets are round-trip.
THE DULUTH ZEPHYR
Our most popular trip, this excursion brings you through downtown Duluth, a little way up the North Shore, through Congdon Park, and to the neighborhood of Lakeside, where the train stops briefly to turn around. The perfect standard trip for you and your family, lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes, covering about six miles each way.
First Class Option: Ride in the Dome Car and enjoy the unique upstairs viewing area, with an attendant designated just for you. Space is limited to just 24 passengers per trip, but you have the entire Dome Car (including the downstairs lounge) to yourself. Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks while you experience the spectacular views from above in the Dome Car. Note: Due to the historic nature of the traincar, First Class seats are not wheelchair accessible. Children ages 0-13 must purchase tickets for first class (in coach, 2 and under are free), and must be supervised at all times while on the train for the courtesy of other passengers. All passengers in first class are expected to behave in a first class fashion for the respect of other patrons.
Coach Seats: Ride in one of several historic coaches. Some have open windows, some have air conditioning/heat, it is up to you! All seats are general boarding, so you are free to explore the train for the perfect seat. A concession car is also available to enjoy that has large open-air doors. Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need tickets for coach.
Reservations are strongly recommended but not required for this excursion. Tickets may be purchased up to 20 minutes prior to departure. This train can sell out, so it is recommended to pre-purchase your tickets.
This train is Wheelchair Accessible most days, but there are no wheelchair accessible restrooms (and first class is not accessible). Wheelchairs are lifted into the concession/open car. Pets are not allowed. All tickets are round-trip. There are restrooms on the train.
Children: Ages are 3-13 in Coach. Ages 2 and under are free in coach and do not need a ticket/reservation. All passengers in First Class (ages 0+) must purchase a ticket.
Doors close 2 minutes prior to departure for safety checks. Any passengers who arrive after this time will not be permitted to board and will not receive a refund.
North Shore Scenic Railroad
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth Minnesota 55802