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
62°F
SUNNY, humidity 80%, barometer 30.16,
wind 3 mph N
Thursday
Mostly sunny and nice
74°F | 52°F
Mostly sunny and nice
Friday
Pleasant with sun mixing with clouds
77°F | 63°F
Pleasant with sun mixing with clouds
Saturday
Showers and a heavier thunderstorm
79°F | 64°F
Showers and a heavier thunderstorm
Sunday
Periods of sun with a couple of t-storms
83°F | 58°F
Periods of sun with a couple of t-storms
Monday
Variable clouds with a shower; cooler
69°F | 50°F
Variable clouds with a shower; cooler

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