The 2014 Train Expo opens today in Owosso, Mich. Sponsored by The Steam Railroading Institute , the three-day event has been dubbed “Locomotives, Wings and Wheels” and will feature a variety of transportation venues throughout the weekend.
Steam locomotives Nickel Plate Road No. 765 and Pere Marquette No. 1225 will operate passenger excursions.
Both locomotives will pull half-day train excursions will operate from Owosso to Alma and return. The four-hour round trip excursions will depart Owosso each morning at 8 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.
Additionally, visiting steam locomotives from the Little River Railroad will be operating one-hour train rides from Owosso several times each day.
All slots to operate Flagg Coal Company No. 75 and Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 126 have been sold out.
Lerro Productions will conduct a series of night photo sessions on the evenings of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. These sessions will provide photographers a chance to photograph the visiting equipment and Pere Marquette No. 1225.
Additional attractions include an antique car display and an air show featuring vintage World War II aircraft. For more information, go to michigansteamtrain.com.