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George Dines

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Pere Marquette Berkshire 1225 has been out of operation due to the Federal Rail Administrations 15 year mandatory inspection/rebuild. This was the locomotive featured in the movie "The Polar Express". After laying dormant for almost 5 years she is scheduled to return to steam by the end of 2013!

We are inviting you to join Railyard Productions for the "1225 Return To Rails Excursion". This excursion will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Tickets will start at $124.00 per person for coach seating. First class and caboose seating will also be available.

The 1225 will depart Owosso, Michigan at 9:00 AM for Clare, Michigan. We will arrive in Clare at approximately 11:30 AM. There will be a 3 hour layover in Clare so passengers can partake in the Clare Irish Festival which will coincide with our excursion. The train will then depart Clare running backwards to Alma and then turn on a Wye, and continue to Owosso to complete the trip. There will be photo opportunities so be sure to bring your camera!

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Best Regards,

George Dines
Vice President
Railyard Productions
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