Steam Railroading Institute, Owosso

#100 of 259 in Museums in Michigan
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The Steam Railroading Institute is located at 405 South Washington Street, Owosso, Michigan. It was founded in 1969 as the Michigan State University (MSU) Railroad Club. It became the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, and later adopted its present name.
The Steam Railroading Institute is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historical railroad equipment and items. It operates a heritage railroad which offers occasional passenger excursion trains using steam locomotives: ex-Pere Marquette Railway Steam Locomotive No. 1225 and Chicago & Northwestern Railway 175.
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  • We have been riding on the Polar Express for 4 years this year will be our 5th. My daughter is 6 and looks forward to this every year! We make it a family event with my Mom & Siblings who are all...  more »
  • If you can't bear the idea of being exposed to temperatures below 50° F, and couldn't care less if your "train" was steam, diesel, or a track-less tractor pulling farm wagons, then stay away from...  more »
  • Very fun time. Polar Express experience pretty nice. I think for the cost of tickets it could be a little more. You get a card with a bell and hot coco plus the ride on the train to a little town. It was set up with shops, heating barrels, and a haunted house ? Some decorations, not many. I enjoyed the trip and would do it again, but it needs more to balance price of ticket.
  • Went here for the Polar Express train ride and it was fantastic. Directions were clear if you read them, organize very well. Christmas village was also great, lots of options for food, crafts and other activities. Will definitely plan this again next year.

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