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If you are looking for a leisurely train ride back in time, then check out our schedule of events and order your ticket today.

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Diesel Excursions

Throughout the year, the Steam Railroading Institute offers special excursions that use Diesel powered locomotives. This reduces the cost of the excursion making an all-day excursion more economical.
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Steam Excursions

The Steam Railroading Institute is best known for All-Day Steam powered excursion all over Michigan. Excursions are offered throughout the year. The North Pole Express is a favorite of many.

North Pole Express

We look forward to seeing you again for more fun and festivities in 2014!

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Tickets for all of our excursions are available online or by calling (989) 399-7589. Order yours today!

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Steam Excursions

The Steam Railroading Institute is best known for their all-day steam excursions. Every year trips are scheduled and carry thousands of passenger around Michigan behind one of the largest operating steam locomotives in the United States. What are you waiting for? Hop aboard for a trip back in time when life was a little simpler!

Diesel Excursions

Throughout the year diesel locomotive powered excursions are being offered. Take a look at our schedule to book the trip that is right for you.

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Start Volunteering Today!

We have something for everyone

The Steam Railroading Institute is full of opportunities for people ages 16 and up. You must be a member to volunteer.  Whether you’re adept with mechanical devices, have a green thumb, are computer savvy, love to research, or have any other talent, the Steam Railroading Institute needs volunteers seven days a week to fill a variety of positions. We are always looking for:

  • Tour Guides
  • Model Train Operators
  • Educational Group Instructor
  • Assistant Curators
  • Bookkeeping
  • Gift Shop and Admissions
  • General Fund Raising
  • Railroading Equipment Maintenance and Restoration
  • Track Construction and Maintenance
  • Groundskeeping
  • Miniature Railway/ Maintenance & Operation

If you are interested in volunteering at the Steam Railroading Institute, please contact us TODAY at (989) 725-9464.

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The backshop is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. All volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to come work during shop hours!

For further info, please contact SRI at (989) 725-9464.

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