Steam TRAIN RIDES
- Sponsored by LOC Federal Credit Union
PRESENTED BY THE STEAM RAILROADING INSTITUTE

Saturday, August 19th - 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, & 6pm
Sunday, August 20th - 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, & 4PM

Historic Train Depot Museum

The Pere Marquette 1225 is coming back to the Howell Melon Festival! All trips will depart from the historic Ann Arbor Railroad station in downtown on a 1-hour excursion. Passengers will enjoy the leisurely ride through the Livingston County countryside in one of SRI's vintage Coaches or Cabooses.

The Pere Marquette 1225 was built in October 1941 by the Lima Locomotive Works for the Pere Marquette Railroad. In 1957, the locomotive was retired and donated to the Michigan State University in East Lansing for display as an outdoor artifact to commemorate the steam era. In 1969, a group of university students commenced the restoration attempt on 1225 to operational service. Work continued in 1983 when the locomotive was moved to its new home in Owosso where the restoration was completed in 1988. Today, the 1225 is owned, maintained and operated by the Steam Railroading Institute

General coach seating

$10 kids and $15 adults.
+$4 processing fee for pre-purchased tickets. 

13 years + require adult ticket (18 months and under are free and may sit on parents lap).

Caboose Seating

$20 kids and $25 adults.
+$4 processing fee for pre-purchased tickets.

13 years + require adult ticket (18 months and under are free and may sit on parents lap).

Caboose seating is very limited - only 20 seats available per trip. 

Purchase Tickets

Tickets will be available on the day of event. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.michigansteamtrain.com or call 989-399-7589.