Michigan Steam Group Wins Preservation Award

The Steam Railroading Institute of Owosso, Mich., has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation.

The award was given on Wednesday at a ceremony in the Michigan Statehouse in Lansing and was given for the Institute’s work in restoring Pere Marquette steam locomotive No. 1225.

“The Steam Railroading Institute will be accepting this award on behalf of its incredible volunteers who work tirelessly to see that SRI is a viable organization for its patrons and who brought PM 1225 back to life,” said David Shorter, executive director of SRI.”We are so proud of our volunteers and truly appreciate what they do for SRI.”

The State Historic Preservation Office initiated the award program in 2003 to recognize historic preservation achievements that reflect a commitment to the preservation of Michigan’s character and the many archaeological sites and historic and structures that document the state’s past.

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