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
59°F
CLEAR, humidity 100%, barometer 29.97,
wind 0 mph CLM
Wednesday
Mostly sunny and pleasant
80°F | 61°F
Mostly sunny and pleasant
Thursday
Partly sunny; breezy, warm, more humid
83°F | 70°F
Partly sunny; breezy, warm, more humid
Friday
Mostly cloudy with a couple of t-storms
82°F | 51°F
Mostly cloudy with a couple of t-storms
Saturday
Cooler with sunshine and patchy clouds
67°F | 47°F
Cooler with sunshine and patchy clouds
Sunday
A full day of sunshine
71°F | 49°F
A full day of sunshine

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Steam Railroading Institute Events

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Date: 03/14/15