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“Wonderful time for the entire family!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Steam Railroading Institute

Steam Railroading Institute
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Owosso
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful time for the entire family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

We decided to go on the train to for my Son who is just turning two. He had so much fun! We went to the North Pole to visit Santa. Everyone was so.friendly and for once, we saw people that have a passion for their job and what it is about. The car hosts all took the time to speak to the kids and adults as well. Each had their own stories about their love for the railroad. I will say one thing more. They are doing 90% of this (if not more) to rebuild the 1225 Engine there. Ever see Polar Express? Go here to see the real thing and speak to them about it. It is an amazing site and is having close to a million dollar rehab. I hope to see this engine steaming once again. I donated a few bucks that I had to help. Just amazing overall. Just must see to believe. Can't wait to go back again!

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Rochester Hills, MI
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Wonderful find for those interested the steam railroading.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had a wonderful tour led by Penny of the exhibit space, which is building, and of the restoration of Engine 1225. This is the Polar Express engine: the film crew recorded the sounds of the engine in full steam for the movie.

It was fascinating to see the restoration work being done on 1225 - we never get to see the "guts" of a full sized engine.

They have a wonderful sounding Christmas train trip for families.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Tenormary
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Owosso, MI
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Working on the railroad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We saw lots of work going on and lots of history of steam locomotives.
There were volunteers helping out and some neat stuff to purchase.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Diane O
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Bay City, Michigan
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134 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Trains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Went when the old trains were there. Lots of people, but it's great if you like the 'old' trains. They come from all over the country. Nice stores in the area too.

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Corunna, Michigan
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Steam Railroad Inst. - Owosso”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

For a small entrance fee, you can see the history of railroading in the area with lots of genuine artifacts. Volunteers are more than willing to share information. Kids will get a kick out of running the huge model train set up. There is also a mini train ride that even adults can ride in the train yard. There are train engines and cars on the huge grounds that visitors can see.

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