The Patriot

Summer of Steam.pngOnline sales concluded. Tickets now available to purchase only at will call next to the train during the event.

Be our guest for a Summer of Steam and join us with Lehigh Valley Coal Company 126 as we take the Fun in the Sun out on the road in 2019! Join us in beautiful northern Michigan for steam excursions and Independence Day celebrations in beautiful Fife Lake, Michigan. Ride behind the beauty and strength of the steam-powered locomotive, Lehigh Valley Coal Company 126, as it pulls the Patriot through the northern Michigan countryside on these one-hour train rides, July 4th and 5th.  Passengers will depart from the beautiful town in one of our vintage coaches or historic cabooses. Of course, Fife Lake will be bursting with excitement including live entertainment, great food and amazing fireworks!

Boarding Location: 211 East State Street, Fife Lake, MI 49633

Departure Dates and Times

  • Thursday, July 4th: 12pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
  • Friday, July 5th: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

Caboose - $20 per passenger*

Caboose Class Includes: • Riding in a historic caboose • Private Conductor • Cupola view • Room for up to 10 passengers

Coach - $15 per passenger*

Coach Class Includes: • Riding in a vintage 1940's/50's coach • Carhost service

*Plus, $3 advance processing fee.

Steam locomotive 126 is a 0-6-0 tank engine that was built in 1931 by the Vulcan Iron Works for the Lehigh Valley Coal Company. Restored in 2011 to operating condition by its owners at the Gramling Locomotive Works in Indiana, the 126 has gained an impressive notoriety in offering train rides and excursions throughout the country as well as starring in the Amazon series Have Steam Engine Will Travel. We are excited to have her join us again this year for our Summer of Steam.

Based on availability, a third option for purchasing tickets will be provided at our will-call next to the train during the event.

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