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Owosso in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Steam Railroading Institute

 
 
Steam Railroading Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
1. Steam Railroading Institute Marker
Inscription.  The Steam Railroading Institute is a museum dedicated to educating the public about steam-era railroad technology. This museum is the home of the locomotive used to create the images and sound for the movie "The Polar Express" the Pere Marquette 1225 (PM1225). Locomotive 1225 is one of only two large steam locomotives to survive in Michigan, and the only one still running. It is one of only half a dozen of the last generation of steam locomotives still operating nationwide. The locomotive was built in 1941, and operated between Toledo, Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Grand Rapids and Chicago until 1951. After 1957, it was displayed by Michigan State University Museum, and in 1988 was restored to operation in Owosso by the Steam Railroading Institute. We invite you to come in and tour the Museum and the grounds, view our exhibits and rolling stock, and meet our famous movie star PM 1225. This is not just a look and see adventure! You will be allowed to touch and feel the history. "All Aboard"
 
Erected by Steam Railroading Institute.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1225.
 
Location. 42° 59.669′ N, 84° 10.232′ W. Marker is in Owosso, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is on South Washington Street (State Highway 71) south of South Water Street/Jerome Avenue, on the left when traveling south. The marker is just south of the Shiawassee River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owosso MI 48867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L. B. Quackenbush Post Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey (approx. ¼ mile away); The First House in Owosso (approx. ¼ mile away); Walk of History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Comstock Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judge Elias Comstock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Curwood Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Congregational Church and Society (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owosso.
 
Also see . . .
1. Steam Railroading Institute. (Submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Pere Marquette 1225. (Submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Steam Railroading Institute and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
2. Steam Railroading Institute and Marker
Pere Marquette 1225 image. Click for full size.
By User: (WT-shared) Chelseyafoster at wts wikivoyage [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons, July 22, 2007
3. Pere Marquette 1225
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2024, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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