Train Rides Again After Repairs From Flood Damage

By KBJR News 1

July 13, 2013 Updated Jul 13, 2013 at 7:34 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Following the flood in June of 2012 that destroyed bridges and sections of track along the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad line, it's time to ride once again.

The tourist train departs from West Duluth and takes a trip along the St. Louis River, providing great views of Northland wildlife and the eye-pleasing natural setting along the river.

The line has been shut down since the flood. Saturday marks the grand-reopening and the first train ride of 2013. The all volunteer operation is happy to be back open, and organizers are grateful for the support after a tough year.

"We're a little bit late to start, we've lost about 3 weeks so far. We are all very exited and happy and glad this train is parked here and ready to go for the season," said Harold Dols with LSMRR.

From Saturday until the middle October, the train will depart Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 in the morning and 1:30 in the afternoon for a 1 hour & 40 minute ride.

Prices vary according to age with adults boarding for $12.25, children for $7.50 and kids 3 years and younger get to ride for free.