Fall Color Tours
OCT 29-30 ADDED!
Check the reservation page but Fall Color Tours is largely sold-out for advance reservations. Occasionally, extra tickets appear.
The event runs weekends most of October, and the October 8-9 runs are in the middle of the Appleumpkin Festival.
Big changes in 2016!
In 2016, you just book the car you actually want to ride. It works the normal way tickets work. Complicated ticket priorities are gone. No worries on booking the open-air car - seats in that car are refundable for weather.
Or you can reserve in the historic interurban coach, Chicago South Shore #1.
You can also book the entire Memorial Caboose exclusively for your party. The caboose seats about 18 at windows, plus another dozen or so seats which are not at windows.
We are departing from downtown Tecumseh. We're working to open up an alternate route. If so, the boarding point will be down the block. Don't worry - you'll find it!
Tickets will appear on your credit card statement as Ticketbiscuit or Whistletix, a company which makes online ticketing possible for us.
Fall Color Tours
Fall is coming to Michigan and the Southern Michigan Railroad! Come aboard our annual Fall Color Tours this October.
Depart from lovely downtown Tecumseh. Enjoy a ride from Tecumseh through the countryside along the basin of the River Raisin. Cross the river on a magnificent bridge and enjoy a priceless view.
It runs about two hours with a stop at our museum for complimentary cider and donuts provided by Kapnick's Orchards. Figure on some extra time to shop or eat in downtown Tecumseh (on the 4:00 trip, do your shopping before, as most shops will be closed by your return.)
DEPARTS: from DOWNTOWN TECUMSEH -- Evans St. at Chicago Boulevard (M-50) and the tracks. Check the website for final location.
PARKING: Go around the block. There is plenty of parking behind the businesses in all four corners of downtown.
TIMES: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm. On Oct 29-30, the 11:00 does not run.
If you're riding the 4:00 trip, shop Tecumseh before your ride, as most shops will be closed on your return. Some restaurants will still be open - check with the restaurant.
TRAIN FARES: round trip $19.80 adult, $16.75 senior, $11.50 youth.
Includes service fees for online advance purchase. Walk-up tickets lower; phone purchase slightly higher.
Seats in the open-air gondola only are refundable for weather - rain or temperatures under 50 at train time - whether actual or expected in the next-day weather forecasts. One refund per customer per season - do not book multiple dates. Call or email for refunds within 48 hours of train time. You must wait until the night before, but we recommend you hold off final decision until the morning of, due to Michigan's ever-changing weather. Or you can wait until train time. You can even come to Tecumseh and play it by ear -- the shops, antique stores and restaurants make a delightful plan "B". Just make sure you contact us within 48 hours AFTER train time.
RESERVATIONS: Go to our Reservations Page to book in advance. Tickets will appear on your credit card statement as Ticketbiscuit or Whistletix, a company which makes online ticketing possible for us.
Sold out? We are working to add capacity. Join our email list for the latest news on that.
MOBILITY CHALLENGED persons: It is not possible to pull a car directly up to the train. There are handicap spots within 200 feet of the train, but those are shared with other downtown businesses. See our accessibility page for more info.
TOURS AND GROUP DISCOUNTS are not available during the Fall Color Tours. Please see our Tour Groups web page for other events all season.
Trains board on the sidewalk/platform at the corner of Evans St. and M-50 in Tecumseh, MI. We do not have a depot building in Tecumseh. See conductor for "will call" or lost tickets.