Serving Minnesota Since 1987

The Minnesota Regional Railroads Association was formed in 1987 to better inform the public about Minnesota’s railroads. These railroads serve every corner of the state, and have a developed mix of freight commodities.

The Minnesota Regional Railroads Association is organized to:

  • Exchange of useful information among the members, with opportunities for networking
  • Sharing information with the general public and with elected policy officials on Minnesota's transportation needs
  • Providing technical assistance and training for our membership
  • Carrying out legislative advocacy with all levels of government concerning small railroad issues

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Join Us in Two Harbors for Our Annual Railroads Summer Conference - August 22-24

This year mark's our 34th Midwest Short Line & Regional Railroads Summer Conference and, we will be together, live and in-person, once again.

This year’s conference is themed “Railroads – Engines of our Future” and will feature presentations on “Next-Gen” train control and operations and a look at “sustainability” as an industry opportunity.  Break-outs will feature discussions on cybersecurity training and an update on American Infrastructure Renewal legislation. 

Governor Tim Walz will kick-off our gathering, via video, with a look at the "State of Our (Transportation) State".  At lunch Congressman Pete Stauber (R-8th), who serves on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, will join us, in person, to offer a national perspective on railroads in the 117th Congress. Of course, we have our regular MnDOT agency update and legislative review on the docket for Tuesday, as well.

But, it will not be all work!  We’ll have a "best ball" golf tourney on Sunday afternoon, a reception and dinner on Sunday evening.  On Monday, we'll take a train trip from Two Harbors to Duluth aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad and dine at the Pier B Resort upon arrival that evening.

Look in the "Conference" section of the menu for our full agenda and hit the link to the conference registration and conference sponsorship form above.

We look forward to seeing you on the north shore of Lake Superior in Two Harbors in August.

"All Aboard!"