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
CLEAR
-8°F
CLEAR, humidity 84%, barometer 30.36,
wind 0 mph CLM
Friday
Bitterly cold with plenty of sunshine
17°F | -1°F
Bitterly cold with plenty of sunshine
Saturday
Plenty of sun, but very cold
23°F | 8°F
Plenty of sun, but very cold
Sunday
Cold with a little snow at times
28°F | 14°F
Cold with a little snow at times
Monday
Cold with periods of sun
30°F | 20°F
Cold with periods of sun
Tuesday
Chilly with snow at times
37°F | 26°F
Chilly with snow at times

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Steam Railroading Institute Events

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Date: 03/14/15