With so much uncertainty in the world today, the Steam Railroading Institute (SRI) is faced with many challenges. The pandemic leaves us in an ever-changing crisis. We are working closely with the CDC and our local health department, and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

In regards to our operating schedule, Steam Railroading Institute is still unable to schedule any excursions this season due to the pandemic. SRI has a current operating agreement with the Great Lakes Central Railroad (GLC) through March of 2021. There have been additional restrictions put on dates of availability as well as motive power. We are continuing to work with GLC as our neighbor and partner. We are confident that we will work through these hard times, both with the pandemic and the negotiations on track usage with Great Lakes Central.

We are exploring all options and hope to provide you with a Pere Marquette Christmas experience this year. If you would like future updates, please sign up for notifications on our website. Thank you for your continued support and for helping the Steam Railroading Institute keep steam era railroading alive for future generations!