Now we are immensely lucky people. Immensely as no one else would have been as lucky as we did to get a personal tour of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
It is situated both outside and inside and there were many interesting examples of different trains.
The McGiffert Self-Propelling Log Loader was one of my favourite exhibits.
This train reminded me very much of the Orient Express.
It was really good to get inside and take a closer look at the inside.
I can’t remember what this train was. I thought it was the Duluth and Iron Range Car 19.
This is the William Crooks. The first steam locomotive to run in Minnesota.
The is the Minnetonka – this one ran on a wood-burner.
It was really interesting to get a glimpse of life of the railways. Many crew would be on their trains for weeks and months.
I thought the snow plows were particularly interesting as we don’t have snow enough to warrant such equipment here.
This was the most impressive of the snow plows we saw. It was quite a stark reminder of the kind of weather they get in Duluth. It is something that we take for granted as we don’t really get snow but Duluthians really do know how to do weather!
It was an interesting reminder that foodstuffs got moved a lot by rail in the past.
This is a car that pao would be interested in.
I really enjoyed looking around the post office car. We don’t really have these much in the UK now so it was interesting to see the mobile post office.
I love seeing the old typefaces and fonts in old brochures
I could have spent quite a long time looking at this railroad china. It really conjures up images of the importance of railways and what an amazing experience it must have been to travel by rail in those times.
Of course, you know I can’t resist a kitty and some clever marketing person used kitties on the china on the C&O and B&O Railway.
Thanks very much, Tom for showing us round this quite brilliant and interesting museum. It was fascinating to hear about the different trains from someone who is really quite passionate about the subject.