© 2016 Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad.

Ticket Office and boarding location:

6930 Fremont St

Duluth, MN 55807 

Phone Number: 218-624-7549

Business address:

P.O. Box 16211

Duluth, MN 55816 

Phone Number: 218-624-7549

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The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad prides itself as an all-volunteer organization.  The volunteers are essential to preserving our railroad heritage. There are no paid employees.

 

Volunteer Today!

No previous railroad experience is necessary!

 

If you are interested in volunteering, use our online form below

Some of the positions available are:

Conductor

THE CONDUCTOR IS IN CHARGE OF THE MOVEMENT OF THE TRAIN, DETERMINING WHEN IT STARTS & STOPS.  HE/SHE PROVIDES TRAVEL ORDERS TO THE ENGINEER & FIREMAN.  THEY COLLECTS TICKETS & PROVIDES INFORMATION TO THE PASSENGERS ALONG THE ROUTE.

Engineer

THE ENGINEER IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION OF THE LOCOMOTIVE. HE/SHE PREPARES THE ENGINE DAILY BY PERFORMING TESTS SUCH AS BRAKE & SYSTEMS CHECKS.  HE WORKS WITH THE CONDUCTOR TO PROVIDE A SAFE & TIMELY RIDE.

Fireman

THE FIREMAN ASSISTS THE ENGINEER TO PROVIDE A SAFE TRIP.
HE CHECKS SIGNS & CROSSINGS AND COMMUNICATES WITH THE ENGINEER &
CONDUCTOR ABOUT THE MOVEMENT OF THE TRAIN.  HE THROWS SWITCHES & WATCHES
FOR SAFETY ISSUES & EMERGENCIES ALONG THE ROUTE.

Track Maintenance

"THE TRACK CREW" RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE JOBS SUCH AS INSPECTING THE TRACK, WATCHING FOR LOOSE OR BROKEN RAIL, WASHOUTS, FALLEN TREES OR OTHER HAZARDS ALONG THE TRACK.  THEY MAY REPAIR TRACK & SWITCHES, TRIM TREES & BRUSH, REMOVE DEBRIS FROM THE TRACK, CLEAN WATER CULVERTS, OR MANY MORE RELATED TASKS.

Building Track ​

BUILDING THE TRACK AND KEEPING UP THE MAINTENANCE OF THE TRACK ARE IMPORTANT JOBS ON THE RAILROAD.  AS TRACK BUILDERS, YOU WILL BE IN CHARGE OF BUILDING ANY NEW TRACK THAT IS NEEDED FOR THE CURRENT TRACK LINE AS WELL AS ANY FUTURE EXPANSIONS TO THE RAILROAD.

General Volunteers ​

MUCH WORK IS NEEDED TO KEEP THE RAILROAD OPERATING.  THE PICTURE ABOVE SHOWS 2 VOLUNTEERS DIRECTING TRAFFIC AND PARKING CARS IN THE LOT.  OTHER NEEDS INCLUDE BUILDING MAINTENANCE, PAINTING, REGULAR CLEANING OF THE COACHES, CLEARING TRACK, RESTORATION OF COACHES, ENGINE MAINTENANCE, PROMOTION OF THE LSMRR, SCHEDULING OF EVENTS AND MORE.

 
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