7 1/2 Gauge Miniature Railroad 

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 SRI grounds. 

Operation Days:

Spring Hours (April - May): Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm 

Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Thursday through Saturday, 10am-4pm

Fall Hours (September): Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm

*Operates during scheduled events at the Steam Railroading Institute (Does not operate during North Pole Express)