Toys for Tots Donation Site

We are excited to announce that we are a Toys for Tots Donation Site this year! Through the end of our Santa Express trains, feel free to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation in one of our collection bins! The bins can be found in our gift shop or on the train. Thank you for your generosity as we help Toys for Tots celebrate their 75th Anniversary!

Santa Express!

We can already hear those sleigh bells jingling! Tickets are on sale now for the Santa Express! Step aboard the train for a 45-minute ride up to Santa’s workshop. The kids will have a chance to tell Santa just how good they’ve been this year and what they have on their holiday list! Book your spot on the ‘Presents and Toys’ coach filled up with holiday lights and wrapped presents or enjoy the trip in the ‘Candy Cane Caboose’ stuffed with candy canes and a Christmas tree! Our ride is sure to warm even the Grinch’s heart! The Santa Express…


Our 40th anniversary is here and we at the SMRS are working hard to make it a special year. To start our website needed a major overhaul. So, over the last few months a few members took on the challenge of creating a new website for the Southern Michigan Railroad. The goal was to make it a one stop shop for information about us including real time up to the minute ticket information. Things to do before, during and after your ride with us and so much more. This website is still a work in progress and will have changes…

Appleumpkin Train Rides

Looking to take a quick break from the Appleumpkin Festival? Hop on the train! Board the train right at the corner of Evans and M-50 for a trip up to Red Mill Pond! Enjoy the scenery and relax away from the crowds with a special chance to see the start of Michigan’s fall colors. This 1-hour tour is a great addition to your to-do list at the festival! The train will operate both Saturday 10/8 and Sunday 10/9.Departures at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up, kids 12 and under ride free!

Clinton Fall Festival Train Rides

Add another item to your Clinton Fall Festival to-do list – a train ride!Hop aboard for a short 45-minute train ride to our Red Mill Pond bridge and back! Take a break from the festival to enjoy a leisurely trip down the rails. Tickets are just $10 for everyone ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and under ride free! Book your tickets today! TICKETS Hourly Departures:Friday, September 23: 12pm – 4pmSaturday, September 24: 10am – 4pmSunday, September 25: 10am – 1pm

Fall Color Tours – Booking Now!

Who’s ready for fall? We are! Cool days and beautiful fall foliage return – and so do our Fall Color Tours! Board the train in downtown Tecumseh, Michigan for a 2-hour train ride through Michigan’s fall colors. Halfway through the trip, enjoy a cup of delicious, locally made apple cider at our Clinton Station! Experience the sights and sounds of rail travel while taking in the fall colors of northern Lenawee County. During the last weekend of tours, guests are invited to attend in costume to celebrate Halloween! Book your tickets soon as they usually sell out fast! TICKETS Trains…

Trains, Trucks, & More Returns!

Join us on August 6th to celebrate 40 Years on the rails with the return of Trains, Trucks, & More! This event features FREE admission, train rides, and access to all sorts of vehicles and equipment! We will be open from 10AM – 6PM to share our railroad and all kinds of displays in partnership with many local organizations. Bring the whole family and enjoy some time at the Southern Michigan Railroad. Food will be available for purchase at the Let It Burn Food Truck. Souvenirs will be available for purchase in our Gift Shop, including Anniversary Items available for…