Events & Excursions – Pre-Sale

Free outdoor movie night! Rain or shine!

Christmas in July
July 20th, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Join the us in Owosso for our free annual Christmas in July event on July 20th. We will be open for our regular summer hours (10am-4pm) with all the Christmas in July activities kicking off with the arrival of Santa at 6pm! We will be offering caboose rides every 30 minutes from 6pm-9pm. Our ice cream stand will be open in our Hobo Camp area, and an outdoor screening of THE POLAR EXPRESS will begin at 9pm. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors.

Take a spin on the turntable!

Yard Goat Caboose Rides
Saturday, July 20th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hop onboard for an educational experience and learn what it took to keep the busy train yards operating like clockwork when the little switcher engines, known as “yard goats,” worked tirelessly around the clock. Tickets are sold on a “first come, first served” basis.

Enjoy an Evening of Sophistication!

Up in Smoke – BBQ, Bourbon & Cigar Train
August 17th 6pm -9pm

Experience the elegance of self-guided bourbon tasting, delicious barbecue, and premium cigars during a leisurely train journey departing from Owosso, Michigan. Featuring live music, Rudy’s cigars, and a cash bar with featured drinks!

Football train to CMU homecoming game!

Maroon & Gold Express – Football Train
October 12th, 9:00am – 8:30pm

Climb aboard a tailgate experience like no other on the diesel-powered Maroon and Gold Express! Central Michigan’s Homecoming game against the Ohio University “Bobcats”. Passengers will have two options: Attend the football game, or use the time we will be in Mt. Pleasant to dine at Mountain Town Station, and visit the downtown area.

Our highly-demanded color tours are back!

Cadillac Limited – Fall Color Tour
October 26 & October 27

Listen to the whistle blast of PM 1225 cut through the brisk fall air of northern Michigan on these steam-powered excursions departing from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Explore the train and let the picturesque autumn foliage and the vintage rail cars sweep you down the tracks to the splendor of yesteryear. Enjoy a two-hour layover to sightsee, browse boutiques and emporiums, try local wineries, breweries, candy shops, and dine in downtown Cadillac!

Celebrating 20 years of magic!

North Pole Express – 20th Anniversary
Saturday’s and Sundays
November 23rd – December 22nd

Celebrate this holiday season by donning your favorite pajamas or dressing in 1940s/50s attire and embarking on a nostalgic journey back to Christmas of yesteryear aboard the enchanting North Pole Express! Depart from Owosso’s Steam Railroading Institute on a four and a half-hour round trip to the Village of Ashley Country Christmas.

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