We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. All donations from material such as railroad ties, equipment, tools, historical railroad related items and money are tax-deductible.

Please support our Annual Fundraiser

Two years ago, we reorganized after a long decline. Our goal is to build Michigan’s railway museum on this unique railroad. Even with trains running full, we have a lot of catching up to do.

This year, we are fundraising for two projects: the Museum Building and the Passenger Coaches. You can also give to our General Fund, which helps keep the lights on.

Passenger Coaches

Improving accommodations on the passenger carrying cars helps put our best face to the public.

  • Window glass
  • New floor
  • Interior and ceiling paint
  • Roof repairs
  • Exterior paint
  • Walkways between cars
  • Railings between cars
  • Open-air car decking
  • Lighting in cars

General Fund

For any purpose, including these or other projects, or simply “keeping the lights on”. Most flexible.

  • Any project as needed
  • Electric and gas
  • Insurance
  • Office supplies
  • Software
  • Phone and internet

Museum Building

This 1900-era building houses our Museum, archive, meeting rooms etc.

  • Roof
  • Ceiling panels
  • Bathroom – sink, toilets, paint
  • Interior paint
  • Lighting in museum
  • Displays in museum
  • Exterior window treatments
  • Stairs

Contact information

Phone 517-456-7677


Our mailing address is:

The Southern Michigan Railroad Society

PO Box A

Clinton, MI 49236