Upcoming Events

HANDS ON THE THROTTLE EXPERIENCE - LHVCC #126
Friday, June 8 - Sunday, September 9, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8AM
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 8AM
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8AM
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8AM
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8AM
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8AM
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 8AM
Put YOUR hands on the Throttle of the LeHigh Valley Coal Co #126 on SRI grounds! Departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of departure time to get checked in and a short job briefing. Ages 16 and up with valid drivers license.

All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.)
Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride
LHVCC #126 Train Rides & Hobo Camp
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11AM
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1PM
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 4PM
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 6PM
Enjoy a round trip train ride behind the historic Lehigh Valley Coal Co #126 Steam Locomotive. Built in 1931, this beautiful 0-6-0 tank engine is our guest at SRI for a Summer of Steam! At the conclusion of your train ride, be a special guest at our very happy Hobo Camp. Experience the charm, songs and storytelling of a time gone by during this hour long adventure. Those railroad ramblers will provide you your own hobo “Bindle” with a light snack to enjoy as you visit with those characters that roam the open rails. Sharing is the Hobo Way!

Departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of departure time to get checked in.
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride : Genre: Special Event
LHVCC #126 Train Rides & Hobo Camp
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 11AM
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 1PM
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3PM
Enjoy a round trip train ride behind the historic Lehigh Valley Coal Co #126 Steam Locomotive. Built in 1931, this beautiful 0-6-0 tank engine is our guest at SRI for a Summer of Steam! At the conclusion of your train ride, be a special guest at our very happy Hobo Camp. Experience the charm, songs and storytelling of a time gone by during this hour long adventure. Those railroad ramblers will provide you your own hobo “Bindle” with a light snack to enjoy as you visit with those characters that roam the open rails. Sharing is the Hobo Way!

Departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of departure time to get checked in.
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
General : Genre: Special Event
Trains & Tractors - LHVCC #126 Train Rides
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11AM
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 1PM
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 3PM
This will be THE event of the Summer at SRI! Partnering with Heart of Michigan Antique Tractor Club, you will be surrounded by antique tractors, historic steam trains, vintage equipment and so much more!

Enjoy a round trip train ride behind the historic Lehigh Valley Coal Co #126 Steam Locomotive. Built in 1931, this beautiful 0-6-0 tank engine is our guest at SRI for a Summer of Steam!

Departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of departure time to get checked in.
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride : Genre: Special Event
HANDS ON THE THROTTLE EXPERIENCE - PM 1225
Friday, August 17 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8AM
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8AM
Put YOUR hands on the Throttle of the Pere Marquette 1225 on SRI grounds! Departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of departure time to get checked in and attend a short job briefing. Ages 16 & up with valid drivers license only please. All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.)
Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride
Howell Melon Festival PM 1225 Train Rides
Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Howell Depot
Howell, MI
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10AM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 12PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 6PM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 10AM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12PM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2PM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4PM
Come take a ride behind the Pere Marquette 1225 as the Locomotive steams through the Howell countryside, in one of our vintage Coaches during the Howell Melon Festival. Train leaves from the historic Ann Arbor depot in Howell.
**Train departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 45-60 minutes ahead of trip departure time to get checked in and seated. All Sales are FINAL no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time. All firearms (concealed or Open Carried) are Prohibited on the property or on any Locomotive car or equipment of the Steam Railroading Institute.**
Train Ride
LHVCC #126 Train Rides & Hobo Camp
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11AM
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3PM
Enjoy a round trip train ride behind the historic Lehigh Valley Coal Co #126 Steam Locomotive. Built in 1931, this beautiful 0-6-0 tank engine is our guest at SRI for a Summer of Steam! At the conclusion of your train ride, be a special guest at our very happy Hobo Camp. Experience the charm, songs and storytelling of a time gone by during this hour long adventure. Those railroad ramblers will provide you your own hobo “Bindle” with a light snack to enjoy as you visit with those characters that roam the open rails. Sharing is the Hobo Way!

Departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of departure time to get checked in.
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride : Genre: Special Event
THE NORTHERN ARROW - Kalkaska to Petoskey - Fall Color Tour
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10AM
Kalkaska
Kalkaska, MI
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.
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.)
Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride
NORTHERN ARROW Countryside Tour
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2PM
Petoskey Michigan
Petoskey, MI
Let us take you by DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE on a short trip from Petoskey to see Northern Michigan's fall colors by rail. This short side trip is ROUND TRIP, departing and returning from the crossing near Washington Street and Baxter Street in Petoskey.
Take in the beautiful October Fall landscape and enjoy the fun of traveling on our train!
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride
CADILLAC LIMITED - Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac - Fall Color Tour
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10AM
Mountain Town Station
Mount Pleasant, MI
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.
Departing from Mountain Town Brewing Station, in Mt. Pleasant; 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 Cadillac, take a short walk and you can visit local businesses, grab a bite to eat and take advantage of what this beautiful town has to offer!
Itinerary information will be emailed in advance of the trip and also on board the train en route to Cadillac.
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.)
Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride
Cadillac Limited Countryside Tour
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2PM
Cadillac Station
Cadillac, MI
Let us take you by DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE on a short trip from Cadillac to see Northern Michigan's fall colors by rail. This short one hour side trip is ROUND TRIP, departing and returning right in between the Pavilion and Cadillac City Park on Lake Street.
Take in the beautiful October Fall landscape and enjoy the fun of traveling on our train!
All Sales are final no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.
Train Ride
The Curwood Highlander - Pere Marquette 1225 - Alma to Owosso
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10AM
Alma
Alma, MI
Owosso, MI, is a charming town that holds a variety of unique treasures. Discover them in style with one of Owosso’s very own, the Pere Marquette 1225! This round trip, all-day steam excursion from Alma to Owosso, will depart Alma at 10:00 am and head to SRI's home grounds in Owosso. Passengers will enjoy a journey back in time while riding in a vintage coach or historic cabooses. Passengers will return to Alma at approximately 7:00 pm.
**Train departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30-60 minutes ahead of trip departure time to get checked in and seated. All Sales are final - no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time.**
Train Ride
North Pole Express
Friday, November 16 - Sunday, December 16, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Doors open 5:00 PM
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10AM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 5PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 10AM
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6PM
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10AM
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5PM
Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 10AM
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10AM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5PM
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10AM
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10AM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 5PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10AM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 5PM
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6PM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10AM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 5PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10AM
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 5PM
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. Be sure to dress for weather conditions, as there will be walking outside from activity to activity.
Train departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 45-60 minutes ahead of trip departure time to get checked in and seated.
All Sales are FINAL no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.)
Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time. All firearms (concealed or Open Carried) are Prohibited on the property or on any Locomotive car or equipment of the Steam Railroading Institute.
Train Ride
Santa Express
Friday, December 21 - Saturday, December 22, 2018
Steam Railroading Institute
Owosso, MI
Doors open 5:00 PM
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Friday, December 21, 2018 at 6PM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11AM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2PM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 5PM
Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute on a ROUND TRIP train-ride behind the Pere Marquette 1225 to search for Santa Clause and have a chance to meet him yourself! Along the way, enjoy a variety of activities on-board the train; from games to caroling in hopes to help guide Santa through the Michigan winter-weather. During the trip north passengers will be treated to hot cocoa and a special cookie.
**Train departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 45-60 minutes ahead of trip departure time to get checked in and seated. All Sales are FINAL no refunds, unless Refund Protection Insurance is purchased before sale is completed. (Refund Protection Insurance will allow for a full refund up to 72 hours before event.) Steam Railroading Institute reserves the right to change out motive power or rolling stock at any time. All firearms (concealed or Open Carried) are Prohibited on the property or on any Locomotive car or equipment of the Steam Railroading Institute.**
Train Ride