7.5” Gauge Miniature Railroad

One of the most popular attractions at the Steam Railroading Institute is the 7.5″ Gauge Miniature Railroad. Beginning operations in 2009, our little trains are 1/8 scale and operates at 7 ½ gauge-or 7 ¼ inches-between the rails. Guest of all ages enjoys this ride of nearly ¼ of a mile of track that parallels the Shiawassee River Trail on the museum grounds.


Free Admission | Donations Welcome


April – September:

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 AM – 4 PM

Also operates during selected scheduled events at the Steam Railroading Institute.


405 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867

Visiting Equipment

The Steam Railroading Institute is open to private owners bringing their own 7.5”-gauge equipment to operate on the railroad. Please fill out and submit the form below and we will be in touch with additional information.