Steam Railroading Institute

Pere Marquette 1225, Keeping History Alive


Pere Marquette 1225, Keeping History Alive

The Pere Marquette 1225 is a historic steam engine located at the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan. This historic locomotive is a war veteran and the inspiration to the film The Polar Express.

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SRI's mission is to preserve the knowledge, skills and technology involved with the maintenance and operation of steam locomotives, and to educate the public about the enormous impact these machines had in the economic development of Owosso, Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. The institute is home to the majestic Pere Marquette No. 1225, the largest operating system locomotive of its kind. Pere Marquette No. 1225 embodies the characteristics of the last and most powerful steam locomotives. The Steam Railroading Institute offers weekend excursions throughout the summer and several all day excursions throughout the year. The most popular of all excursions is the "North Pole Express," available during November and December.

The Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation

Contact Information

Address

405 So. Washington Street

Owosso, MI 48867

Driving Directions

Phone: (989) 725-9464

Fax: (989) 723-1225

Email:

Location of Steam Railroading Institute

Map of Michigan

Owosso Weather

Now
SUNNY
73°F
SUNNY, humidity 43%, barometer 30.31,
wind 0 mph CLM
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, pleasant and warmer
71°F | 47°F
Mostly sunny, pleasant and warmer
Wednesday
Nice with plenty of sunshine
73°F | 49°F
Nice with plenty of sunshine
Thursday
Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant
75°F | 47°F
Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant
Friday
Comfortable with plenty of sunshine
75°F | 49°F
Comfortable with plenty of sunshine
Saturday
Nice and warm with plenty of sunshine
76°F | 52°F
Nice and warm with plenty of sunshine

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Steam Railroading Institute Events

Cadillac to Boyne Falls Fall Color Train Tour - Cadillac

Date: 10/04/14

Petoskey to Fife Lakes Fall Color Train Tour - Petoskey

Date: 10/11/14

Mt Pleasant to Cadillac Fall Color Train Tour - Mt Pleasant

Date: 10/18/14

Return to Clare Steam Train Excursion - Owosso

Date: 03/14/15