Tourist & Museum Railways in
Huckleberry Railroad train headed by 3ft gauge Baldwin
formerly #152 of Alaska Railroad.
- Coopersville & Marne Railway Coopersville to
to Marne, about 7 miles (11 km). Standard gauge, diesel hauled.
Operates most Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to September, weekends
in March, October and December, and on a few other days.
- Huckleberry Railroad Crossroads Village, near Flint,
to Genesee. 3 ft (914 mm) gauge, usually steam hauled. Operates
Wednesdays to Sundays and Holidays from late May to early September,
also various days in October, late November, and December.
- Iron Mountain Iron Mine near Vulcan has a narrow
gauge underground railway carrying passengers into the mine as part of a
mine tour. Operates daily from June to mid October.
- Junction Valley Railroad miniature railway about
2 miles (5 km) in length, located in Bridgeport. Diesel hauled. Operates
Tuesdays to Sundays from late May to early September, weekends in
September, and Friday to Sunday evenings in October.
- Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad line over
¼ mile (650 m) in length at the Houghton County Historical Museum.
3 ft (914 mm) gauge, steam or diesel hauled. Museum open daily, June
to September; trains operate at weekends and certain other days,
usually steam hauled on Sundays, otherwise diesel hauled.
- Little River Railroad Coldwater to Quincy,
on the tracks of Indiana Northeastern Railroad. Standard gauge,
steam hauled. Operates weekends and holidays late May to October
and Saturdays in December.
- Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad 16 in (406 mm)
gauge miniature railway in Fairview. Steam and diesel hauled. Operates
weekends and holidays from late May to early September, also
early October (Website not functional when last
- Michigan Transit Museum offers rides on a little over
1 mile (1.8km) of line from a loading point in Joy Park, off Henry B Joy
Boulevard, Charter Township of Clinton. Standard gauge, diesel hauled.
Operates Sundays, June to October
Railroad 7½ in (190 mm) gauge miniature railway nearly ¾ mile
(1.2 km) in length, at Cornwell’s Turkeyville near Marshall. Steam and
diesel hauled. Open to the public typically two weekends each month May
to September, and every weekend in October.
- Old Road Dinner Train two routes:
Both trains are standard gauge, diesel hauled; many trips feature
all inclusive dining and mystery. They operate most Saturdays and
some other days from June to December.
- Blissfield to Lenawee Junction, about 6 miles (9 km).
- Charlotte, downtown to I-69, about 5 miles (8 km).
- Quincy Mine Cog Wheel Tram visitors to the Quincy
Mine near Hancock are carries to the mine entrance in a diesel powered
tram running on a ½ mile (0.8 km) standard gauge rack railway.
- Southern Michigan Railroad Clinton to Raisin
Center. Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Passengers may board at Clinton
or Tecumseh. Operates typically four days each month in May, June,
July and October.
- Spirit of Traverse City 15 in (381 mm) gauge line
over ¼ mile (600 m) in length, located in Buckley. Open to the
public one weekend a year, during the Buckley Old Engine Show. Steam
hauled or motorized works trolleys
- The Steam Railroading Institute operates steam or
diesel hauled excursions from Cadillac, Owosso or Petosky on the
standard gauge lines of Great Lakes Central Railroad on various
days of the year
- Tauber Family Railroad miniature railway in Detroit
Zoo. Hauled by steam outline diesel locomotives. Passengers may board
at either of 2 stations. Operates daily throughout the year.
- Toonerville Trolley Soo Junction (about 10 miles
east of Newberry) to Betty B Landing, about 5½ miles (9 km), 2 ft
(610 mm) gauge. Operates most days of the week in July and August,
and a few days at other times. Certain trips run in conjunction with
a boat cruise on the Tahquamenon River
- Weiser Railroad narrow gauge railway some 3 mile
(5 km) in length, circling the Henry Ford Greenfield Village near
Dearborn. Usually steam hauled. Passengers may board at any of 3
stations. Operates daily mid-April to October.
Photo Image © Marty Knox of the Huckleberry Railroad
US flag image from CIA World Factbook
Michigan flag image from Wikipedia
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