First Trip for Steam Locomotive a Success

#332 was off and whistling on Friday, as she took tourists up the North Shore. #332 was off and whistling on Friday, as she took tourists up the North Shore. |  Photo: WDIO

Created: July 12, 2019 03:43 PM

After a $750,000 renovation, #332 was off and rolling on the tracks. The steam locomotive built to haul iron ore is now hauling tourists along the North Shore.


Friday morning was her first trip of the season. With a wail of her whistle, she chugged her way away from the Depot.

It takes the crews at the Railroad Museum about 8 hours to get her up and going. 

She was built in 1906, and worked in both the mining and paper industries before being donated to the museum. It holds the significance of being the last steam locomotive to operate in regular freight service in Minnesota and one of the last in the country.

To check when you can ride a train pulled by the #332:,78

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