We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Please support our Annual Fundraiser

Two years ago, we reorganized after a long decline. Our goal is to build Michigan's railway museum on this unique railroad. Even with trains running full, we have a lot of catching up to do.

This year, we are fundraising for two projects: the Museum Building and the Passenger Coaches. You can also give to our General Fund, which helps keep the lights on.

Museum Building

This 1900-era building houses our Museum, gift shop, archive, meeting rooms etc. It is where you get cider and donuts and meet Santa.

  • Roof
  • Ceiling panels
  • Bathroom - sink, toilets, paint
  • Interior paint
  • Lighting in museum
  • Displays in museum
  • Exterior window treatments
  • Stairs

Passenger Coaches

Improving accommodations on the passenger carrying cars helps put our best face to the public.

  • Window glass
  • New floor
  • Interior and ceiling paint
  • Roof repairs
  • Exterior paint
  • Walkways between cars
  • Railings between cars
  • Open-air car decking
  • Lighting in cars

General Fund

For any purpose, including these or other projects, or simply "keeping the lights on". Most flexible.

  • Any project as needed
  • Electric and gas
  • Insurance
  • Office supplies
  • Software
  • Phone and internet


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Our mailing address is:

The Southern Michigan Railroad Society
P.O. Box A
Clinton, MI 49236