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Railyard Productions “Cuba” Last Days of Steam! International Tour

Railyard Productions​  is working on a Railfan itinerary to visit heritage railroads, sugar mills and other points of interest. Join us as we take a step back in time and catch a fading glimpse of 1950s Cuba. See classic 1950s and older American automobiles, Operating American and European steam locomotives all built before 1940. And then of course there is the beautiful Cuban countryside, Historic architecture and awesome beaches.  sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

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If you are staying near Lansing we recommend: Clara’s Lansing Station

Clara’s is set in the old  ”Union Depot” which began passenger service for the Michigan Central and Pere Marquette Railroads in 1902. Fabulous architectural setting, great food (huge menu) and service, and you can choose to eat in a real  Pullman  dining car, and indeed watch trains glide by you on adjacent track.

Clara’s Lansing Station


Address: 637 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912 Phone:(517) 372-7120 Hours: Monday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

If you need lodging plan on staying in Okemos or Flint. There may be some rooms in Owosso or Durand but we know that Hotels/Motels  fill up fast.

Durand is about 12 miles from Owosso.

Okemos about 30 miles and Flint about 32 miles.


The Real Polar Express. The PM 1225 in 2009 with Polar Express logo

The Real Polar Express. The PM 1225 in 2009 with Polar Express logo


Fun Fact: The “REAL” Polar Express. The Pere Marquette 1225′s blueprints were the prototype for the locomotive image, and its sounds were used in the 2004 film The Polar Express. The film was based on the Caldecott Medal winning book of the same name. The children’s book was written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, who grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and as a child attended every home football game at Michigan State, next to which this engine was on static display.