Steam Train Rides


Trains are running as scheduled.  Restrictions include MASKS AT ALL TIMES, no more than 10 people in the station at one time, please remember to distance yourself from others.  Restrooms are open.  One person at a time in the restrooms.  Station will be cleaned after each trip departs.  Please only send one person from you group to get tickets from the ticket agent inside the station.

Seating on the train is reduced to 50% capacity, please do your best to distance inside each coach.  We may move passengers to other coaches if distancing is an issue.  The train will be thoroughly cleaned after each trip.  Please be patient with us while we do this.  Cleaning may cause delays in departure time of trains.

Santa will come and visit each car.  He will have a gift for the kids, but no sitting with Santa this year.

Lastly, please use common sense while in these trying times.  Be nice to each other and respectful of the other passengers.  If you are not feeling well or sick, DO NOT RIDE.

Have a fun trip and a Merry Christmas!

Steam Train Rides in Coldwater Michigan

Ride the rails with an authentic 100 year steam engine train at the Little River Railroad.


The Little River Railroad is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment. The Little River Railroad is located in Coldwater, Michigan. The train runs to Quincy, Michigan and occasionally Hillsdale, Michigan.

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Ticket Center call: 517-227-5488

Come join us for a fun-filled trip through the countryside on our historic train powered by real steam locomotives!

Our round trip train rides depart from Coldwater, MI.  Train ride lengths vary, please read description of trips for information. There is a half hour layover in Quincy for you to get off the train and see the locomotive switched around to the other end of the train for our return trip. We also have many other trips and special events. Please see the “Schedule and Fares” page for more information.

Tickets can be purchased any time from the website or at thet ticket office. The ticket office opens 2 hours before scheduled departure.
Train is Handicap Accessible. Please let us know if you need assistance.


Do I need reservations?
(some trips require tickets ahead of time, please see the schedule page)

Can I cancel at any time?
(no, tickets are non-refundable.)

Can I transfer my ticket for another date?
(yes, ticket of equal value)

How long is the trip?
(unless otherwise noted, 1 3/4 hours.)

When should I arrive?
(at least 30 minutes before departure, even if you already have tickets)

Are there restrooms on train?
(yes, and in the station as well)

Is the train handicap accessible?
(generally yes, however, limitations apply. please contact us if you need assistance.)

Is the train air conditioned?

Is the train heated?
(to the best of our ability. keep in mind the train is antiquated. dress appropriately.)

Tickets and train are located at:  

Little River Railroad
29 W. Park Ave.

Coldwater, MI 49036

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.

The Little River Railroad is operated by all volunteers. Feel free to pick up a membership today and help us keep steam trains around for future generations.

Coldwater is located in south central Michigan,
halfway between Detroit & Chicago,
just 13 miles north of the Indiana border.

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