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For the Love of Trains PROJECT 1225 Michigan's Polar Express

Join the Michigan Magazine Crew as they visit the restoration of the old Pere Marquette 1225 in Owosso. We talk with those involved in the restoration of this steam engine that served as inspiration to the motion pictures staring Tom Hanks "The Polar Express"...This video visit was circa 1992 way before it was known for the movie classic. All aboard everyone as Michigan Magazine TV opens up it's video vaults for the 1225. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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