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All Aboard . . . Train Festival 2009 is June 25th in Owosso

Nations Biggest Gathering Of Railroad Fans Coming To Mid-Michigan!

Bay County Historical Society Offering Field Trip To Train Festival 2009

June 20, 2009       Leave a Comment
By: MyBayCity Staff

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The Bay County Historical Society is offering a field trip to the nation's biggest gathering of rail buffs on Saturday, July 25th. Tickets are now on sale.

Train Festival 2009 is America's Largest Celebration of Railroading and will include 8 steam locomotives under steam, vintage and modern diesel/electric locomotives, various train rides, huge model train layouts, art exhibits and much more.

Railroad vendors from around the globe will have unique items for purchase that you won't find any where else!

Families will be able to take an all day excursion or shorter one-hour train ride behind various vintage locomotives. For the thrill seeking visitor, you will even be able to pull the throttle and blow the whistle on one of these steam locomotives. Scaled down miniature trains will be hauling passengers around the grounds of the event as well.

There couldn't be a more perfect location for this national event, the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso. SRI is the home of Locomotive 1225, most famous as the prototype for the locomotive in the popular animated holiday movie The Polar Express.

The bus excursion will leave from the Historical Museum of Bay County for a full day of fun. They will travel on Michell MotorCoaches to Owosso, where our group will spend the day with some of the most famous steam locomotives in the country.

You won't have to worry about parking and you'll be welcomed by an expert guide. Food will be available at the festival and members of our group will receive a DVD of Track Through Time, the award winning documentary about the history of railroading in Michigan, produced by Q-TV Delta College Broadcasting, and a special souvenir to remember this special day.

Tickets are now on sale for $60 per person, $100 per couple. We'll depart from the Historical Museum of Bay County at 8:00 AM and return in the early evening.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to see a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of America's most famous steam engines. For information on the event, and the locomotives that will be there go to the official website Train Festival 2009 Website

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