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Sat

Oct 05

10:00 AM

Join us and the world famous Pere Marquette 1225 on October 5th as we will be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Michigan State University Railroad Club and their initial restoration of the 1225 with an all-day excursion. This trip will also mark the 44th anniversary of 1225’s first fire up at its display site on the MSU Campus on October 5th, 1975!
Board the Cadillac Limited at the Mountain Town Brewing Station in Mount Pleasant for a 10:00am departure on this round-trip steam excursion to Cadillac. Experience the autumn foliage and color-drenched beauty of Northern Michigan in style from our vintage coaches and historic cabooses. Enjoy a relaxing ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, snapping pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our concessions car.
Mountain Town Station
Mount Pleasant, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Oct 06

8:00 AM

Hands on the Throttle allows you to climb into the cab and operate an authentic steam locomotive, rolling down the tracks at the Steam Railroading Institute! This popular program is a unique opportunity to live the dream of being the engineer while taking a trip back in time to the golden age of steam railroading. Here’s your chance to be the Honorary Engineer of Pere Marquette 1225, a 77-year-old superpower that was saved from a scrap yard and is now one of the most famous operating steam locomotives in the world!

Hands on the Throttle with Pere Marquette 1225 will take place on Sunday, October 6th with half-hour sessions running from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of reserved time to be checked in and have a short job briefing.

Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sold Out
Sat

Oct 12

10:00 AM

Take in the color drenched beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer aboard our vintage passenger coaches pulled by a Great Lakes Central DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE. Enjoy a ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, shopping in our gift car, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our concession car.
Once arriving in Petoskey, take a short shuttle ride to downtown where you can visit local businesses, grab a bite to eat and take advantage of what this amazing town has to offer!
Itinerary information will be emailed in advance of the trip and also on board the train en route to Petoskey.
Kalkaska
Kalkaska, MI
Sat

Oct 12

2:00 PM

This October experience the autumn foliage of Northern Michigan in style with our annual Fall Color Tours pulled by a Diesel Locomotive. Take in the color drenched beauty and enjoy a relaxing ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our concessions car.

Let us take you on a short, round-trip excursion from Petoskey to see Northern Michigan's fall colors by rail. These hour-long side trips are on October 12th and 13th; departing at 2:00pm and returning at approximately 3:00pm each day from the crossing near Washington Street and Baxter Street in Petoskey.
Petoskey Michigan
Petoskey, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Oct 13

10:00 AM

Take in the color drenched beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer aboard our vintage passenger coaches pulled by a Great Lakes Central DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE. Enjoy a ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, shopping in our gift car, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our concession car.
Once arriving in Petoskey, take a short shuttle ride to downtown where you can visit local businesses, grab a bite to eat and take advantage of what this amazing town has to offer!
Itinerary information will be emailed in advance of the trip and also on board the train en route to Petoskey.
Kalkaska
Kalkaska, MI
Sun

Oct 13

2:00 PM

This October experience the autumn foliage of Northern Michigan in style with our annual Fall Color Tours pulled by a Diesel Locomotive. Take in the color drenched beauty and enjoy a relaxing ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our concessions car.

Let us take you on a short, round-trip excursion from Petoskey to see Northern Michigan's fall colors by rail. These hour-long side trips are on October 12th and 13th; departing at 2:00pm and returning at approximately 3:00pm each day from the crossing near Washington Street and Baxter Street in Petoskey.
Petoskey Michigan
Petoskey, MI
Sat

Oct 19

10:00 AM

Take in the color drenched beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer aboard our vintage passenger coaches pulled by a Great Lakes Central DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE. Enjoy a ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, shopping in our gift car, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our concession car. Once arriving in Clare, passengers can take advantage of what this unique town has to offer by visiting the local businesses or grabbing a bite to eat. Information on activities and highlighted destinations will be provided on board the train inbound. The Timberliner will depart Clare at approximately 4:00pm for the return trip back to Cadillac.
Cadillac Station
Cadillac, MI
Sat

Oct 19

2:00 PM

October 19th experience the autumn foliage of Northern Michigan in style with our annual Fall Color Tours. Take in the color-drenched beauty and enjoy a relaxing ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, snapping pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our concessions car.

Let us take you on a short, round-trip excursion from Clare to see Northern Michigan's fall colors by rail. This hour-long side trip on October 19th; departs at 2:00pm from the historic railroad depot in downtown Clare and returns at approximately 3:00pm. Take in the beautiful October Fall landscape and enjoy the fun of traveling on our train!
Clare Station
Clare, MI
Sat

Nov 16

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sat

Nov 16

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sun

Nov 17

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sun

Nov 17

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sat

Nov 23

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sat

Nov 23

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Nov 24

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Nov 24

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sat

Nov 30

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sat

Nov 30

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sold Out
Sun

Dec 01

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Dec 01

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sat

Dec 07

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sat

Dec 07

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Dec 08

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Dec 08

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Sat

Dec 14

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sat

Dec 14

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Dec 15

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sun

Dec 15

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sat

Dec 21

10:00 AM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 9:00 AM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!
Sat

Dec 21

5:00 PM

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan and ride the North Pole Express, behind the Pere Marquette 1225, for a four-hour adventure to the Village of Ashley's Country Christmas! During this round-trip excursion, you will step off the train into a Classic Christmas experience.
Choose one of our five classes of service. Whether a vintage coach or historic caboose, each offers a different type of comfortable accommodation and Christmas ambiance as the North Pole Express races northward!
Once in Ashley, passengers will disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and pictures taken in front of the massive Pere Marquette 1225. Of course, the highlight will be meeting Santa Claus himself!
**Prices include $5 Ticket Processing Fee**
Doors open 4:00 PM
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Only a few left!