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  • Pere Marquette 1225 75th Anniversary Excursion

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Join us in celebrating the 75th Birthday of the World Famous Pere Marquette 1225! 

    This 3-hour excursion leaves from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, MI at 9:00am and arrives in Clare, Michigan at approx. 12:00pm. 

    Guests will have 4-hours to spend in the beautiful city of Clare and experience a grand celebration of steam.

    Clare is very excited to help the Pere Marquette 1225 Celebrate its’ 75th Birthday!! In honor of that, they are planning to Welcome our Guests in 1940’s style. Complete with a brass band greeting our guests, a tour of the Historic Train Depot that is being restored, and people in period dress. Businesses will be showcasing special new items and giving demonstrations. 

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    no birthday party would be complete without a birthday cake! So Cops & Doughnuts will be supplying a giant birthday cake for the celebration! 

    There is a lot of Art and Architecture throughout Historic Downtown Clare which will be the focus of walking tours around the area. Special dinners and entertainment will also be available during this special day. This is one Birthday Party you don’t want to miss!!

    On the train, we will have entertainment, a Book signing by Kevin Keefe, author of newly published book,

     Twelve Twenty-Five.   (amazing book)

    There will be drawings and give a ways, including a cab ride during the North Pole Express season. We will have a bar car, food, and merchandise available to be purchased as well.

    We are still working on some other extra special details to make this the most memorable birthday trip possible. Please join us in celebrating 75 years of amazing steam technology that continues to bring history alive for generations who know it well and those who will fall in love with it and keep it alive for the next 75! 

    ALL ABOARD!!!

    Coach Class: $99*
    Caboose Class $129* - SOLD OUT

    To Purchase Tickets:
    Call (989)399-7589 for a Call Center Agent
    or 
    www.michigansteamtrain.com 

    *plus $5 processing fee

  • ---- Petoskey to Fife Lake Color Tour - October 1st ----

    ---- Petoskey to Fife Lake Color Tour - October 1st ----   SOLD OUT

    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 relaxing ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our lounge car.

    Once we arrive at Fife Lake, shop at local businesses or grab a bite to eat and take advantage of what this unique town has to offer! There will be information about activities and places to go on board the train en route to Fife Lake.

    Cost: - SOLD OUT -

    -Round trip-

    Departing Petoskey at 10:00 am
    Returning approximately at 7:00 pm

     

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    Fife Lake Countryside Tour

    Short side trips are ROUND TRIP, departing and returning from the same location. Take in the beautiful October fall landscape and enjoy the fun of traveling on our train!

    Cost: 
    Caboose Seating - $40*
    General Seating - $20*
    *plus $5 processing fee

    -Round trip-
    Departing at 2:00 pm
    Returning approximately at 3:00 pm

    To purchase tickets:
    Online at 
    www.michigansteamtrain.com/tickets
    or call the ticket line at (989)399-7589

    Map to Petoskey - 

    Petoskey Boarding Location:  1615 Clarion Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770

    This is the address of the Salvation Army Store, but there is a parking area that runs parallel to the railroad tracks just east of the store.  There are two additional entrances to this parking area:  one just north of Standish Ave/Clarion Ave  intersection  and railroad crossing, and another that is in between that intersection and the drive at the Salvation Army Store.  The box office table will be set up in front of the train boarding area.

     

    Map to Fife Lake - 

    Fife Lake Boarding Location:  211 E State Fife Lake, MI  49633

     

     

     

     

     

  • ---- Cadillac to Mancelona Color Tour - October 8th ----

    ---- Cadillac to Mancelona Color Tour - October 8th ----  SOLD OUT  

    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 relaxing ride while visiting with friends, playing cards, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our lounge car.

    Once we arrive at Mancelona, shop at local businesses or grab a bite to eat and take advantage of what this unique town has to offer! There will be information about activities and places to go on board the train en route to Mancelona.

    Cost: 
    - SOLD OUT -

    -Round trip-
    Departing Cadillac at 10:00 am
    Returning approximately at 7:00 pm

     

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    Mancelona Countryside Tour - Advance ticket sales are SOLD OUT, there will be a limited amount of tickets available for purchase at the box office table in Mancelona on October 8th just prior to departure.

     

    Short side trips are ROUND TRIP, departing and returning from the same location. Take in the beautiful October fall landscape and enjoy the fun of traveling on our train!

    Cost: 
    Caboose Seating - $40*
    General Seating - $20*
    *plus $5 processing fee

    -Round trip-

    To purchase tickets online:
    www.michigansteamtrain.com 


    Departing at 2:00 pm

    Returning approximately at 3:00 pmor call ticket line at (989)399-7589

     

    Map of Cadillac

     

  • ---- Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac Color Tour - October 15th ----

    ---- Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac Color Tour - October 15th ----  SOLD OUT
    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 relaxing three hour ride (each way) while visiting with friends, playing cards, snapping some pictures, or just settling in with a refreshing beverage and snack from our lounge car.

    Once we arrive in Cadillac, shop at local businesses or grab a bite to eat and take advantage of what this unique Northern Michigan town has to offer! There will be information about activities and places to go on board the train en route to Cadillac. The train departs from the Mountain Town Brewing Station in Mt. Pleasant and arrives in beautiful downtown Cadillac with an approximate three and a half hour layover for activities.

    Cost: 
    - SOLD OUT -

    -Round trip-
    Departing Mt. Pleasant at 10:00 am
    Returning approximately at 7:00 pm

     

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    Cadillac Countryside Tour - Advance ticket sales are SOLD OUT, there will be a limited amount of tickets available for purchase at the box office table in Cadillac on October 15th just prior to departure.

    Short side trips are ROUND TRIP, departing and returning from the same location. Take in the  beautiful October fall landscape and enjoy the fun of traveling on our train!

    Cost: 
    Caboose Seating - $40*
    General Seating - $20*
    *plus $5 processing fee

    -Round trip-
    Departing at 2:00 pm
    Returning approximately at 3:00 pm

    To purchase tickets:
    Online at 
    www.michigansteamtrain.com/tickets
    or call the ticket line at (989)399-7589

    Map to Mt. Pleasant

         

    Map to Cadillac

     


 

 

                                                                    

                                    

                                                      

 

 

  

 

Train departure times are prompt, please arrive at least 30-60 minutes ahead of trip departure time to get checked in and seated. Our tickets are sold by seat, all passengers require a ticket to ride.  Children 18 months and under do not require a ticket, as long as they are seated in a parent's lap.  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.              


Please provide prior notification to the Steam Railroading Institute (SRI) staff of any special physical needs that are required by a patron visiting the SRI property or excursion equipment. The SRI property grounds and equipment are not fully handicap accessible due to the SRI historical preservation nature of its properties and equipment.

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