2016 Summer Tours

Train waiting at station Come ride a historic train on Michigan's first branch line railroad. Make your plans today.

Ride from the historic town of Clinton through the countryside to Tecumseh. Check out the view as you cross the Red Mill Pond on a trestle.

Ride in historic South Shore coach #1. Or reserve a seat in a caboose that ran on this very line. The open-air gondola car will also be available for reservation!

The train will be pulled by one of the first diesel engines ever made, dating to World War II.

Big changes in 2016!

In 2016, you just book the car you actually want to ride. It works the normal way tickets work. Complicated ticket priorities are gone. No worries on booking the open-air car - seats in that car are refundable for weather.

You can ride from Tecumseh or Clinton. From Clinton, you have the choice of several layover periods. This must be chosen at time of booking - otherwise there may not be seats for you on the way back!

You can also book the entire Memorial Caboose exclusively for your party. The caboose seats about 18 at windows, plus another dozen or so seats which are not at windows.

You can Reserve Today.

It's the easiest way to pay with a credit card and assure you a seat. But don't worry, you can walk up too! Tickets will appear on your credit card statement as Ticketbiscuit or Whistletix.

Operating Dates:

Saturday August 27 and Labor Day weekend September 3-4.

Times from Clinton

Ride from the Village of Clinton, Michigan on U.S. 12, just west of Saline and Ypsilanti. Board at 320 S. Division St., Clinton, MI 49236. (directions here) Turn at the Comerica bank and follow the tracks 3 blocks.

11:00 departure - 45 minute layover in Tecumseh - return on the 12:30 train - back at 1:20
1:30 departure - 10 minute layover in Tecumseh - return on the 2:30 train - back at 3:20
1:30 departure - 2 hour layover in Tecumseh - return on the 4:30 train - back at 5:20
3:30 departure - 10 minute layover in Tecumseh - return on the 4:30 train - back at 5:20

Times from Tecumseh

If you'd prefer, you can start at wonderful downtown Tecumseh on M-50 east of Dundee. Board immediately downtown, M-50 at the railroad tracks, on the sidewalk at 112 N Evans St. Tecumseh. Park behind hte downtown businesses. Don't worry, you'll find it, just listen for the whistle. You'll lay over in Clinton for a short time and visit our museum.

2:30 departure - short layover at our Clinton museum - return on the 3:30 train - back at 4:20

Fares (ROUND TRIP):

Adult (age 13-64) -- $13.60
Youth (ages 2-12) -- $9.40
Senior (age 65+) -- $11.50
Babies under 2 -- no ticket needed.
Online service fee already included in above pricing. Telephone fee $1 additional. Walkups less.
Seats in the open-air gondola only are refundable for weather - rain or temperatures under 50 at train time - whether actual or expected in the next-day weather forecasts. One refund per customer per season - do not book multiple dates. Call or email for refunds within 48 hours of train time.

Mobility limitations? Please see our Accessibility page.