New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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I don’t know if anyone knows, but on June 15th, the Steam Railroading Institute is going to run PM 1225 first excursion of the year called the Freedom Flyer. It’s not going anywhere special like Cadillac or Howell, it’s going to Ashley. But it might still be neat to see

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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Do you have a source for this or should I just take your word for it

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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Quick search shows the link below with all their events and they have been advertising these pretty heavily for the last 3-4 weeks on their social medias. The freedom flyer is an awesome idea. Hands on the throttle already sold out but also seems like an awesome opportunity

https://michigansteamtrain.com/events/
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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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kd_1014 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:12 am
Do you have a source for this or should I just take your word for it
SRI Is selling tickets for a steam powered excursion to Ashley on that day on their wwwebsite
interested in trains

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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kd_1014 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:12 am
Do you have a source for this or should I just take your word for it
Freedom-flyer-Flyer-e1716240739753-600x300.png
**SCHEDULE:**
10:30am Boarding Opens
11:00am Depart Owosso
12:15pm Arrive Ashley
12:45pm Baseball Game Starts
1:45pm Baseball Game Ends & Boarding Opens
2:15pm Depart Ashley
3:30pm Arrive Owosso

https://michigansteamtrain.com/calander/freedom-flyer/

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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NS3322 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 9:04 pm
kd_1014 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:12 am
Do you have a source for this or should I just take your word for it
Freedom-flyer-Flyer-e1716240739753-600x300.png
**SCHEDULE:**
10:30am Boarding Opens
11:00am Depart Owosso
12:15pm Arrive Ashley
12:45pm Baseball Game Starts
1:45pm Baseball Game Ends & Boarding Opens
2:15pm Depart Ashley
3:30pm Arrive Owosso

https://michigansteamtrain.com/calander/freedom-flyer/
Quick baseball game.

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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chapmaja wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2024 5:19 pm
Quick baseball game.
Pitch clock. 😂

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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Actually, this is reasonably exciting. When was the last time 1225 made a trip out of Owosso under steam that wasn’t related to North Pole Express? How many years ago? It's a major expense to fire up this tea kettle whether it’s making a long run or a shorter one, so I’ll be excited anytime 1225 is fired up, can stretch her legs, make some money for SRI, and rattle central Michigan with her whistle. I hope it’s a sell out!

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 3:41 pm
Actually, this is reasonably exciting. When was the last time 1225 made a trip out of Owosso under steam that wasn’t related to North Pole Express? How many years ago? It's a major expense to fire up this tea kettle whether it’s making a long run or a shorter one, so I’ll be excited anytime 1225 is fired up, can stretch her legs, make some money for SRI, and rattle central Michigan with her whistle. I hope it’s a sell out!
1225 with leaves on trees? say no more.

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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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chapmaja wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2024 5:19 pm
NS3322 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 9:04 pm
kd_1014 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:12 am
Do you have a source for this or should I just take your word for it
Freedom-flyer-Flyer-e1716240739753-600x300.png
**SCHEDULE:**
10:30am Boarding Opens
11:00am Depart Owosso
12:15pm Arrive Ashley
12:45pm Baseball Game Starts
1:45pm Baseball Game Ends & Boarding Opens
2:15pm Depart Ashley
3:30pm Arrive Owosso

https://michigansteamtrain.com/calander/freedom-flyer/
Quick baseball game.
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Re: New PM 1225 excursion train in a few weeks

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How was it? Did anyone here ride the trip or give chase?

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