TBT: Amtrak returns to the Twin Ports

April 15,1975 marked the inaugural run of Amtrak’s Arrowhead train, providing passenger rail service between Minneapolis and Superior, Wis.

Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey

Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey

 State Rep. Irv Anderson (foreground) and Jack LaVoy

State Rep. Irv Anderson (foreground) and Jack LaVoy

State Rep. Willard Munger

State Rep. Willard Munger

Amtrak changed the train’s name to North Star when it extended service to Duluth in 1977. Passenger rail service to the region was discontinued in 1985.

Photo credit Iron Country Free Press