Clinton Summerfest!

Kick off the summer with a train ride! Hop aboard the Mill Pond Flyer during Clinton’s Summerfest! Enjoy a relaxing 45 minute round trip to Red Mill Pond. Take in the scenic views and spot all the wildlife on the water! Location: The train will board at the corner of Church Street and Division Street, Clinton, MI 49236. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. Schedule: June 8 Departures: 10am, 12pm, 2pm Tickets: Festival Special! Ages 13+: $15 Children (Ages 0-12): FREE! Book now to secure your seat!

Gift Cards!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the rail fan in your life? How about the gift of a fun family outing? Consider a gift card to the Southern Michigan Railroad! Our digital gift cards can be used for any of our train ride experiences throughout the year. Purchase one today on our Tickets page!

All Aboard: Santa Express

*SOLD OUT* Tickets for the Santa Express are now available! Passengers will board the Santa Express at Clinton United Methodist Church for a magical train ride to Santa’s Caboose! Upon arrival, passengers will disembark the train for a visit with the jolly elf to share their Christmas wishes. Be sure to grab your complimentary hot cocoa from Santa’s elves on the way out! Location: The train will board at Clinton United Methodist Church. 10990 Tecumseh-Clinton Hwy, Clinton, MI 49236 Please plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Schedule: November 25, 26 December 2, 3, 9, 10 Departures: 10am, 12pm,…

Booking Now: Fall Color Tours

Cool weather and colorful trees are just around the corner, and we can’t wait to enjoy it all on the train! All aboard our annual Fall Color Tours! We’re mixing it up this year due to ongoing track projects with some great partners in Tecumseh, so all trains will board at Clinton Station. This year, the tours will feature a 1-hour roundtrip between the station and our bridge over Red Millpond. Don’t worry, the excellent colors, scenic views, and delicious cider are still staples on these trains! Enjoy the trip from our open air gondola, our New York Central Memorial…

Now Booking: Clinton Fall Festival

Stop over for a train ride during the Clinton Fall Festival! Climb aboard our Mill Pond Flyer! This 1 hour train trip will take you through the scenic southern Michigan countryside to see views over Red Millpond. Enjoy the trip from our Open-Air Gondola, our historic New York Central Bay Window Caboose, or ride with the brakeman in the New Haven Caboose! All trains feature open seating on a first come, first served basis. Location: The train will board at the corner of Church Street and Division Street, Clinton, MI 49236. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior…

Now Arriving: The Mill Pond Flyer

Looking for a way to close out the summer? Climb aboard the Mill Pond Flyer! This 45 minute train trip will take you through the scenic southern Michigan countryside to see views over Red Millpond. Enjoy the trip from our Open-Air Gondola or our historic New York Central Bay Window Caboose! This trip is the perfect way to spend the last few Saturdays before summer ends. Location: The train will board at our Clinton Station, located at 301 Bartlett Street, Clinton, MI 49236. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. Schedule: August 26 & September 9…

Second Annual Trains, Trucks, & More!

Mark your calendars to join us on August 12th for the second annual Trains, Trucks, & More! Visit us for a fun-filled day of FREE admission, train rides, classic cars, emergency equipment displays, model trains, and MORE! You won’t want to miss the celebration at noon when we have a horn blast to celebrate the event! Food will be available for purchase at Food Trucks and souvenirs will be available for purchase in our Gift Shop. Bring the whole family for an awesome day on the rails!

John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust

We are pleased to announce that the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust has granted $10,000 toward the movement and stabilization of our heavyweight Pullman sleeper ‘Emerald Vale’! This is one of 19 grants totaling $250,000 toward preservation of the “Golden Age” of railway travel, from 1920 to 1960. The Trust’s founder, John H. Emery, wanted to ensure future generations could share his experiences of rail travel, and we are excited to help carry out his mission. The ‘Emerald Vale’ is a heavyweight Pullman sleeper car. It was originally built as ‘Wetamoo’ in 1915 by The Pullman Company for use…

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBPAGE

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…