Covid-19 Safety Procedures

The Steam Railroading Institute is following all CDC and State of Michigan guidelines regarding Covid-19. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors alike, we ask that everyone adhere to the current Covid-19 guidelines while on the SRI grounds.

Visits and Tours

All tours at the Steam Railroading Institute are guided tours.

You will be given a tour of the Institute with the group you arrive with. If there should be more than one tour happening at a time, we ask that tour groups remain socially distanced from each other.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the museum grounds. Indoor areas such as the gift shop and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.

Since only one tour guide can accommodate one group of visitors at a time, it is recommended that you contact us via our website or call ahead to schedule your tour to ensure there are no groups waiting in front of you.

If you have had any Covid-19 symptoms in the past 14 days, please refrain from visiting the Steam Railroading Institute until you are no longer experiencing any of the symptoms listed:

  • FEVER OR CHILLS
  • COUGH
  • SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING
  • FATIGUE
  • MUSCLE OR BODY ACHES
  • HEADACHE
  • NEW LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL
  • SORE THROAT
  • CONGESTION OR RUNNY NOSE
  • NAUSEA OR VOMITING
  • DIARRHEA

7.5 Gauge Miniature Railroad

To maintain safe social distancing, all trains will be operating at 50% capacity with each ridable car spaced out.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at each boarding location throughout the miniature railroad.

Sanitation will be applied to all ridable cars for thorough cleaning and will also be available for passenger usage.   

Events and Excursions

Thank you for reaching out to us! The Steam Railroading Institute is now open for museum visitors and tours on Fridays & Saturdays from 10am-4pm, but we have no train excursions scheduled at this time. We cannot give a date as to when we will resume train rides, but we will continue to follow all CDC and State of Michigan Covid-19 guidelines until we can safely operate.

We are very optimistic that we will be able to operate the North Pole Express this year. With restrictions lifting, we have begun preparations in anticipation of excursions, and we hope to have exciting news soon. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media!