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The historic William Crooks
The historic William Crooks, 1861

The St. Paul and Pacific was the first railroad in Minnesota, and the William Crooks was the first steam locomotive to run in the state. Come and see it at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, and North Shore Scenic Railroad.


The All New Christmas City Express

The fabulous new Christmas City Express Train to the Duluth Depot.



Travel from Fitgers to the Duluth Depot, where you'll be treated to a reading of the new Christmas City Express story, enjoy carolers, and a visit from a special guest! Experience the magic of the holidays.

  • November: 28, 29, 30
  • December: 5, 6, 7
  • December: 12,13,14
  • December: 19, 20, 21

Departures at 4:15, 5:00, 5:45, *6:30 and *7:15 (*except Sunday)
Sundays at 3:45pm as well. Full experience is about 90 minutes

$18.00 for Adults, $16 for children 3 years and up
( 2 and under are free and do not need a reservation)


Advanced reservation tickets will be mailed to you starting in November. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Fitgers complex starting at 3pm on the dates of departure, but space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.

There will be a $.50 handling fee per ticket.
Very sorry, but this is NOT a wheelchair accessable event.