One of the most popular attractions at the Steam Railroading Institute is the 7 ½ Gauge Miniature Railroad. Beginning operations in 2009, our little trains are 1/8 scale and operates at 7 ½ gauge-or 7 ¼ inches-between the rails. Guest of all ages enjoy this ride of nearly ¼ of a mile of track that parallels the Shiawassee River Trail on the museum grounds.
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.
Free Admission | Donations Welcome
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Friday and Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM
Operates during selected scheduled events at the Steam Railroading Institute. Does not operate during North Pole Express.
The Steam Railroading Institute is open to private owners bringing their own 7 ½ gauge equipment to operate on the railroad. Please fill out and submit the form below and we will be in touch with additional information.