The Steam Railroading Institute continues to work closely with the CDC and our local health department during the pandemic currently facing our country. At this time, we feel that we must continue to put the safety of our volunteers, staff and guests first.

In a prior communication regarding our 2020 excursions to not operate, including the North Pole Express, we discussed the possibility of hosting a Pere Marquette Christmas event at the Institute. However due to the current situation, the Steam Railroading Institute will remain closed to the public until future notice and we will be putting all onsite events on hold for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Work behind the scenes continues on future excursions and events. SRI remains confident that we will be steaming down the tracks again before you know it! Thank you for your continued support and for helping to keep steam era railroading alive for future generations.

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