Short day July 12

Next regular trains are Saturday July 26, when we will be running 11:00 only. (no layovers in Tecumseh possible). Because of the short day, this train could sell out for advance sale, but there will be about 60 walk-up seats if the weather is good. You can reserve in advance or just come on down!

Summer trains depart from Clinton station, at 320 S. Division St., Clinton, MI 49236.
Most people will come in on US-12 - just turn at the Comerica bank and follow the tracks. You can't miss the rail yard. Other trains leave from different locations! Check your ticket!


The spring and summer are fantastic times to ride the Southern Michigan Railroad. Trains run from Clinton (on US-12) and cross farms, woods and the beautiful Red Mill pond.

Splendor in the grass

Reservations available Now

Reservations are now available for the summer season. You can also reserve the very popular Fall Color Tours, and we recommend you do - advance sales sold out in a week last year. Note that Color Tours leave from a new location and use the Clinton route.

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Thank you for great Fall and Santa events.

Our volunteers were blown away by how many people came to ride. You helped us build Michigan's best operating railroad museum. We hope we see you again next year.