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3-15-14 Train Excursion from Owasso MI to Clare MI (Video Recap)

Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) members were scheduled to board the Pere Marquette 1225 steam locomotive for its inaugural run presented by Railyard Production as a “Return to Rails Excursion.”  Due to a last minute MDOT decision regarding rail bridge inspections and heavy snow conditions, the steam train excursion portion of the trip was greatly reduced.  We were powered by diesel locomotives for most of the excursion.  During our return trip to Owosso MI, we connected with the Pere Marquette and were pulled into Owasso behind the 1225 Steam locomotive.  Members were able to photograph the 1225 yard activities and the round house turntable.   Please view a LCCA video recap of the Pere Marquette 1225 and this LCCA event on the link below.

Special thanks go out to LCCA Members George Sipprell (RM 15205), friend Valerie, along with friends Gary De Simone and Ms Patt Fratti who  traveled from Connecticut and New York to Michigan just to participate in this event.  George, Gary, and Patt, thank you for your continued support of the club!  We hope you all enjoy this video recap.


Al Kolis
President Elect & Special Events Manager
Lionel Collectors Club of America