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Meet the 1225: the Inspiration for The Polar Express

December 4, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join presenter Bill Struck from the Steam Railroading Institute for a conversation about the 1225 Pere Marquette, which is the largest steam locomotive ever used in Michigan & is renowned for its role in the movie The Polar Express. The Steam Railroading Institute is a non-profit, located in Owosso, MI, & is dedicated to educating the public about steam era railroading in Michigan & the Great Lakes Region. This includes the preservation of the skills & technology for maintaining steam locomotives by operating steam era equipment & providing the experience of steam locomotives in actual operation, including the North Pole Express, which is available during the holiday season.

Registration required; geared towards ages 18+, but is open to anyone interested.

Our programs are free (& very popular)! We often have a waiting list; if you register but can no longer attend, please let us know! Please note: Watch your email for a response, noting confirmation or waitlist status, within 24-48 hours. If you do not have regular email access, you may contact our Help Desk for assistance with registration.


December 4, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Marshall District Library
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Marshall, MI 49068 United States
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