Little River Railroad

Little River Railroad *Open only days we operate* Come enjoy a scenic train ride through Coldwater country in southern Michigan powered by real live steam locomotives!
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The Little River Railroad is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, operation and preservation of historic railroad equipment. The Little River Railroad is supported by ticket sales, concession sales, memberships and donations.

12/10/2019

December 14th and 15th Christmas Express trains are sold out. This will be our last weekend of the 2019 operating season. Thank you for all the support and if you've ridden with us this year share a photo or two of your experience!

First weekend of Christmas Express trains brought us good weather and wonderful passengers. Thank you to all the family’...
12/08/2019

First weekend of Christmas Express trains brought us good weather and wonderful passengers. Thank you to all the family’s who make these trains an annual tradition and to those first timers we were happy to have you aboard. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who make these excursions possible. See you next weekend for more Christmas Express excursions.

We know everyone is missing #110 including us! Although #110 still has projects and repairs to be done, and our voluntee...
10/10/2019

We know everyone is missing #110 including us! Although #110 still has projects and repairs to be done, and our volunteers are working as much as they can to get her steamed back up. We thank you for being patient in the process. There are some repairs we have to do in-house or have fabricators do them as the parts that we need repaired or replaced cannot be bought at a store. Unfortunately we don't have set date for when #110 will be back at this time. Always in need of volunteers too! Here are some archive pulled photos of #110 and her various locations shes been.

#110 has moved numerous times. These are some photos of the past. You will see when she was in Townsend, TN, Sevierville,TN, Pleasant Lake, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Sturgis, MI, and Hillsdale, MI

#110 has moved numerous times. These are some photos of the past. You will see  when she was in Townsend, TN, Seviervill...
10/10/2019

#110 has moved numerous times. These are some photos of the past. You will see when she was in Townsend, TN, Sevierville,TN, Pleasant Lake, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Sturgis, MI, and Hillsdale, MI

#110 has moved numerous times. These are some photos of the past. You will see when she was in Townsend, TN, Sevierville,TN, Pleasant Lake, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Sturgis, MI, and Hillsdale, MI

Little River Railroad's cover photo
09/11/2019

Little River Railroad's cover photo

Toot-toot! All aboard we have the Lazy Days of Summer Special happening tomorrow, Sunday, September 8th. Full steam ahea...
09/07/2019

Toot-toot! All aboard we have the Lazy Days of Summer Special happening tomorrow, Sunday, September 8th. Full steam ahead.

Here we come Quincy Main Street Festival. Trains will depart from the Quincy Village Park platform. 5:00PM, 5:30PM, 6:00...
08/23/2019

Here we come Quincy Main Street Festival. Trains will depart from the Quincy Village Park platform. 5:00PM, 5:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM and 7:30PM. $5 per person. Cash only!

Friday night Quincy Main Street Festival will be packed full of entertainment plus our $5 15 minute steam train rides fr...
08/19/2019

Friday night Quincy Main Street Festival will be packed full of entertainment plus our $5 15 minute steam train rides from the park platform. These can be bought on the train the day off. Look for the train ride sign. See you there!

**New this year** we will be offering 15 minute push-pull steam train rides on Friday, August 23rd from the Quincy Main Street Festival village park platform. Departure times are 5:00PM, 5:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, and 7:30PM. Tickets are $5.00 first come first served and will be cash only aboard the train. Be sure to check out the full schedule of events for Quincy Main Street Festival.

**New this year** we will be offering 15 minute push-pull steam train rides on Friday, August 23rd from the Quincy Main ...
08/07/2019

**New this year** we will be offering 15 minute push-pull steam train rides on Friday, August 23rd from the Quincy Main Street Festival village park platform. Departure times are 5:00PM, 5:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, and 7:30PM. Tickets are $5.00 first come first served and will be cash only aboard the train. Be sure to check out the full schedule of events for Quincy Main Street Festival.

If you get a chance be sure to check out this film as we are featured in many scenes. An awesome experience for our volu...
08/05/2019
'Wild Faith' featuring Little River Railroad available for purchase

If you get a chance be sure to check out this film as we are featured in many scenes. An awesome experience for our volunteers. Check out our gift shop for this DVD and other DVDs for purchase.

Steam engine No. 110 of the Little River Railroad in Coldwater, along with its rich history, has one more notch in its 108 year-old-belt. The Little River

07/28/2019

What a day for rail riding! Thank you to all who joined us on our Lazy Days of Summer Special. Thank you to our volunteers and guests, you all make this happen! We are asking you to share your experience with a photo or two of your favorite or 1st time riding aboard the Little River Railroad. 🚂

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. The 11:00AM train departed with some help from one of our volunteers flagg...
06/16/2019

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. The 11:00AM train departed with some help from one of our volunteers flagging the crossing as we depart Coldwater station.

Pow-pow! The train robbers and outlaws have been captured!
05/25/2019

Pow-pow! The train robbers and outlaws have been captured!

Today we had a charter for Civil War Day’s. 9:00am and 10:30am. Push-pull runs.
05/25/2019

Today we had a charter for Civil War Day’s. 9:00am and 10:30am. Push-pull runs.

You can plan a weekend getaway in Coldwater, Michigan in beautiful #coldwatercountry. Visit https://www.coldwatercountry...
04/09/2019

You can plan a weekend getaway in Coldwater, Michigan in beautiful #coldwatercountry. Visit https://www.coldwatercountry.com for all of the area events and festivals.

04/03/2019

Our 2019 spring/summer schedule is published on our website you may also purchase tickets from our website www.littleriverrailroad.com or by phone (517)-227-5488

A note: #110 is still undergoing repairs, inspections, and tests so therefor our Easter Bunny Express, Mother's and Father's Day trains they will be diesel powered excursions.

The Lazy Days of Summer train(s) will be powered by #1 our tank engine.

We are always in need of help with #110's project, we want to get her rolling on the tracks as much as you do, volunteers are appreciated! We work weekends now that there is nice weather and if you want to know if we are working message us.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you aboard!

02/21/2019

Who's ready for spring? We sure are! Thank you for your patience as we are work on the 2019 schedule. 📆✏️

12/13/2018

Thank you to all our 2018 riders and to our amazing volunteers! The last Christmas Train was December 9th. We are closed until Easter 2019. Have a wonderful Christmas!🎄

12/10/2018

We are going to be closed now until Easter. Merry Christmas🎄

12/05/2018

What is your favorite engine? 1? or 110? or comment for "both"

A day full of family and giving! We give thanks to all our amazing volunteers and special thanks to all of you! From our...
11/22/2018

A day full of family and giving! We give thanks to all our amazing volunteers and special thanks to all of you! From our family to yours Happy Thanksgiving!

Little River Railroad's cover photo
11/11/2018

Little River Railroad's cover photo

11/10/2018
Open house @ the engine house is still happening until 4pm today. We are having some good times today spite the cold!
11/10/2018

Open house @ the engine house is still happening until 4pm today. We are having some good times today spite the cold!

Little River Railroad's cover photo
11/03/2018

Little River Railroad's cover photo

10/31/2018

Have a safe and spooktacular day!

11:00am Pumpkin Train chugs out of Coldwater.
10/21/2018

11:00am Pumpkin Train chugs out of Coldwater.

Pumpkin train is headed back to Coldwater. The trees are coloring up nicely along the route. One more train today at 2:0...
10/07/2018

Pumpkin train is headed back to Coldwater. The trees are coloring up nicely along the route. One more train today at 2:00PM.

Little River Railroad's cover photo
10/01/2018

Little River Railroad's cover photo

#RailSafetyWeek2018 You probably cross railroad tracks everyday whether you are driving in a vehicle or walking across a...
09/25/2018

#RailSafetyWeek2018 You probably cross railroad tracks everyday whether you are driving in a vehicle or walking across at a grade crossing. There's a few things you should do before crossing the track. First you want to listen, then look in both directions, and make sure you can make it across the tracks completely.

If for any reason there is an emergency on or near a highway- rail grade crossing you can call 911 or at every crossing you will find a blue "emergency" contact sign. (see photo) This sign indicates a phone number to call to report the emergency and gives a crossing ID.
https://oli.org/video/view/railroad-safety-signs

Visit www.oli.org for details, videos, and interactive games promoting railroad safety.

#RailSafetyWeek2018 Photographers, teenagers, railfans, and other photo taking beings listen up! Taking photos on or nea...
09/24/2018

#RailSafetyWeek2018 Photographers, teenagers, railfans, and other photo taking beings listen up! Taking photos on or near railroad tracks is trespassing and hefty fine when caught. You should not risk your life or any of your client's lives, trains are always moving and are almost silent when they approach you. Always expect a train anywhere at anytime even if you think the tracks are abandon.

https://oli.org/video/view/no-shot-is-worth-the-risk-get-a-permit-or-stay-off-the-tracks

Visit www.oli.org for details, videos, and interactive games promoting railroad safety.

#RailSafetyWeek2018 One week of railroad safety awareness is a good reminder that everyday should be railroad safety awa...
09/23/2018

#RailSafetyWeek2018 One week of railroad safety awareness is a good reminder that everyday should be railroad safety awareness. Especially if you cross railroad tracks or use the train to travel. This years campaign is to "Stop Track Tragedies". Everyday almost every hour there's a incident involving a train and the public. Help make Railroad Safety Week a success and share this post to inform everyone on your news feed. Visit www.oli.org for details, videos, and interactive games promoting railroad safety.

Fall is just around the corner! You still have time to purchase tickets for our Pumpkin Trains Sunday, October 7th, 14th...
09/12/2018

Fall is just around the corner! You still have time to purchase tickets for our Pumpkin Trains Sunday, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Train departs Coldwater Station at 11:00am and 2:00pm on those dates. Reserve tickets at www.littleriverrailroad.com. This will be a diesel locomotive powered train. Pumpkins, apples, apple cider, and gourds will be for sale in Quincy at the Village Park where the train stops. See the full event details by clicking the "events" tab.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1551802101602926/

We need your help! Anyone that wants to learn about steam locomotives this is your opportunity to get messy and learn ab...
08/22/2018

We need your help! Anyone that wants to learn about steam locomotives this is your opportunity to get messy and learn about steam locomotive operations. cleaning, scraping, painting, sanding, you name it. We would enjoy to have you in helping us get #110 back to steam.

Little River Railroad's cover photo
08/22/2018

Little River Railroad's cover photo

Yard Goat features #110 and #1 in DVDs available in our gift shop. Right now #110 is under a federal mandatory inspectio...
07/18/2018

Yard Goat features #110 and #1 in DVDs available in our gift shop. Right now #110 is under a federal mandatory inspection that involves removing components and repairing or replacing them. Be sure to check out all the DVDs in our gift shop the next time you are there.

Little River Railroad #110 - Yard Goat Images Photo

Work crew begin removing the crossing surface at Division Street as part of the MDOT crossing renovation. Expected time ...
07/16/2018

Work crew begin removing the crossing surface at Division Street as part of the MDOT crossing renovation. Expected time for this is two weeks and a detour is rerouting southbound and northbound traffic. Track improvements are taking place as well.

#110 looks lifeless as her insides heve been removed for the inspection. Volunteers begin deep cleaning the inside. Insp...
07/15/2018

#110 looks lifeless as her insides heve been removed for the inspection. Volunteers begin deep cleaning the inside. Inspection and repair continue with #110 until she’s passed all the tests. @ Little River Railroad

A steamy one today... literally. 12:30pm Lazy Days Train all set to go.
07/15/2018

A steamy one today... literally. 12:30pm Lazy Days Train all set to go.

Little River Railroad's cover photo
06/21/2018

Little River Railroad's cover photo

Imagine not being able to stop right away. Always look twice, listen once, and cross tracks at designated highway crossi...
06/04/2018

Imagine not being able to stop right away. Always look twice, listen once, and cross tracks at designated highway crossings and walking paths.

Did you know it can take the length of 18 football fields to stop a train? #RailSafety isn’t a game. http://bit.ly/2bwH3SP

Thank you to all our Veterans and armed service personnel. Honoring and respecting those who’ve fought, and those contin...
05/27/2018

Thank you to all our Veterans and armed service personnel. Honoring and respecting those who’ve fought, and those continuing to fight for our country, we are thankful.

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29 W Park Ave
Coldwater, MI
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