It’s no secret that Lake County has been built by the train industry. Whether you are looking for an afternoon ride up the shore from Duluth or wondering about how where all this taconite is being sent to, this is the place to be!
In 1907, Two Harbors finished building their train station. The large two-story depot was developed by the Duluth and Iron Range Railway, the station was utilized a transfer point for passengers and used for transporting lumber and mining supplies. The depot ended its passenger service in 1961 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
In 2002, the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range Railway became one of the largest iron ore handling railroad in America, consisting of 212 miles of track. The goal of the railroad was to transport the taconite from plants in the Missabe Range to dock facilities in Duluth and Two Harbors.