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!

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.

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 cont...
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.

Never walk or ride bikes on any railroad tracks. It’s unsafe and illegal.
05/13/2018

Never walk or ride bikes on any railroad tracks. It’s unsafe and illegal.

Practicing rail safety is the purrfect idea.

05/13/2018

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms riding the train today and to every mother out there. Be sure to share a picture with your mom and check in.

The Quincy Village Park always looks great for our guests. Thank you to the Village of Quincy and community members for ...
05/11/2018

The Quincy Village Park always looks great for our guests. Thank you to the Village of Quincy and community members for making the park look amazing. Quincy Main Street Festival is one of the events that is put on at the park and you can ride the train there.

Every year the students of Quincy High School participate in Spring Fling.
On behalf of the Village and community we would like to say Thank You to those students who braved the weather and helped make #QuINcy a better place. From the food drive, picking up sticks, to painting where needed, we appreciate all your efforts!!

Mother’s Day is next Sunday if you don’t have plans make plans to ride the train! Mom’s ride FREE! with a paying t...
05/06/2018

Mother’s Day is next Sunday if you don’t have plans make plans to ride the train! Mom’s ride FREE! with a paying ticket. Visit www.littleriverrailroad.com for ticket details.

In the past few months in between good weather our volunteers have been working hard on #110’s federal mandated 15 yea...
04/27/2018

In the past few months in between good weather our volunteers have been working hard on #110’s federal mandated 15 year inspection. Different components will be removed and replaced, removed and fabricated, or removed and never to be seen again. This inspection is for safety of both engine and crew members to visually see what needs to be repaired and what should be replaced.

Of course we would love any and all volunteer help. Most work days are on weekends until further scheduled events come up. If you are really interested in getting your hands dirty and want to help just let us know here on Facebook.

We will update you with more news, photos, and status of the inspection throughout the phases.

Little River Railroad's cover photo
04/04/2018

Little River Railroad's cover photo

03/31/2018

Easter Bunny Express March 31, 2018

Easter Bunny Express March 31, 2018
03/31/2018

Easter Bunny Express March 31, 2018

03/31/2018

Easter Bunny Express March 31, 2018.

Mr. Bunny had a great time seeing everyone today. Thank you to all our amazing passengers who came out and rode the trai...
03/30/2018

Mr. Bunny had a great time seeing everyone today. Thank you to all our amazing passengers who came out and rode the train. Our crew had a great time with everyone and we look forward to tomorrow’s train.

Our 2:00PM Easter Bunny Express is all set for boarding. Mr. Bunny is ready to see all who rides! @ Little River Railroa...
03/30/2018

Our 2:00PM Easter Bunny Express is all set for boarding. Mr. Bunny is ready to see all who rides!
@ Little River Railroad

Tickets are still available for our Easter Bunny Express, on both Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st. A great f...
03/25/2018

Tickets are still available for our Easter Bunny Express, on both Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st. A great family outing as we offer an age divided egg hunt along with photo opportunities with Mr. Bunny himself.

Visit http://littleriverrailroad.com/index.php/schedule-and-fares/ for tickets.

If you've seen Wild Faith be sure to give them a review about the movie on their page. There are showings in Grand Rapid...
03/18/2018
Little River Railroad featured in film, opens tonight

If you've seen Wild Faith be sure to give them a review about the movie on their page. There are showings in Grand Rapids, MI this coming week. Be sure to check out #110 as she appears in the film...a few times.

GRAND RAPIDS — It’s a one of a kind locomotive and it calls Coldwater its home. The 110 steam engine, a 4-6-2 Pacific type locomotive, is

2018 Schedule
03/12/2018

2018 Schedule

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