Sunday, December 25, 2011

'Polar Express' locomotive to get new lease on life in Cloquet

The steam locomotive made popular by the North Shore Scenic Railroad’s re-creation of the well-known Christmas tale, “The Polar Express,” will be silent of Santa’s bells this year.
That’s because the mighty engine, historic in its own right, is awaiting restoration at its temporary quarters at the Cloquet Terminal Railroad (CTR).
The No. 28 locomotive has been on display for the past 37 years at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth. Now, according to museum director Ken Buehler, it will undergo a complete cosmetic restoration, thanks to support from the CTR and Sappi Fine Paper. Continued

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