About Us

Mission Statement for the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad - The Duluth River Train

   The Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad Company (LS&M) is incorporated as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Company. We are an all volunteer passenger railroad dedicated to telling the cultural and environmental stories of the St Louis River and the preservation of Duluth’s first railroad. The original LS&M Co. built the first railroad into Duluth in the 1870’s. The current LS&M preserves 5.2 miles of the original railroad right-of-way along the St Louis River.

   The LS&M operates vintage railroad equipment to let passengers experience rail transportation as it was in the early to middle 19th century. The LS&M is committed to providing a historical and educational railroad experience.

   All revenues generated from passenger fares and donations are used for restoration, maintenance and operation.