2011 Club Events

January 16th – The 7th Annual Troy Model Train Show & Sale – (Confirmed Steamup)
10am to 3pm, Free parking, 150+ vendors, operating layouts and more.  Admission is $3 and children under 12 are free.
Athens High School, 4333 John R, Troy, MI.  Contact Frank Lams at [email protected] or call 248-823-4070
March 6th – Gratiot Valley Train Show & Sale – Warren, MI. – (Confirmed Steamup) 
For information regarding the Gratiot Valley club and their shows, visit their web site: 
March 19th – Bluewater Train Show (Non-Confirmed Steamup)  Cancelled for 2011.Bluewater Michigan Chapter, NRHS presents Railroadiana & Model Train Show at the Taylor Town Trade Center, 22525 Ecorse Road, Taylor Michigan.  Railroad collectibles, art work, model trains and operating trains. Admission $4, children under 12 free/$6 family/Early entry $10 before 10:30.  Show time 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
March 27th – Mid Michigan Model Train Show and Flea Market  (Confirmed Steamup)
11am – 4pm – Finch Fieldhouse on the campus of Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Free parking, layouts and food concessions.  Contact Larry Lewis @ 989-386-6987 for additional information. 
Press coverage of the event.  http://www.cm-life.com/2011/03/27/30th-annual-model-train-show-and-dog-tales-fundraisers-held-together-in-finch/  

From Fred G.  http://picasaweb.google.com/MSSLSLLC/2011MtPleasantTrainShow#

Tom Myers interview from 2008  http://blip.tv/file/1969579

May 13,14,15th – Durand Union Station 36th annual, Durand Railroad Days -Durand, MI – (Confirmed Steamup – 14th & 15th only)
This steamup is a great time at a wonderful old station and an event not to be missed.
For a schedule of events please visit:  http://www.durandrailroaddays.com/schedule.html
June 11th & 12th  – Canterbury Village Steamup – Lake Orion, MI – (Confirmed Steamup)
This is a great event at a wonderful location with good shopping and food in an Old World Village like location.  This event is one of the clubs favorites and we look forward to it every year.  We will have our portable track set up in a large tent for all weather running.  If you can’t make it to this one, you’ll be sorry.  Canterbury is located in Lake Orion, Michigan.  On Joslyn Rd., just a few miles north of I-75 and Great Lakes Crossing .  For more information on the Village visit:  
http://canterburyvillage.com/Pictures of the event from Bob & Fred  http://picasaweb.google.com/MSSLSLLC/2011CanterburyVillage

Video from Fred G.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEr73uYVom8

June  18th – Pine Ridge Lumber Company – Jenison, MI (Members in attendance)
Annual steamup at Robb & Cheryl Devries’ home.  Permanent raised layout with steamup area and a portable raised track with 2 loops.  Contact Robb for additional details @  [email protected]
June 25 & 26th – Log Cabin Days – Waterford Historical Society Park – Waterford, MI – (Confirmed Steamup)
Each day we will have 3 tracks of live steam engines running from 10am to 5pm.
Parks web site:  http://www.waterfordhistoricalsociety.org/
From Jim B.  
August 6 & 7th – MSSLS & Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad’s Railfans Weekend – Flint, MI(Confirmed Steamup)
This is the big one!!  This is the premier event of the year for the MSSLS.  Saturday and Sunday our club will be hosting a steamup at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad.  Crossroads Village features a steam powered saw mill, cider mill and many other attractions.  Included in our event (for steamers) is an after hours ride, with photo drive bys of their live steam locomotives and a pot luck dinner in the round house.  If you want to make it up to Michigan for one of our events, this is definitely the event you want to be at!  This year once again will feature #464, one of the last running Mudhens, don’t miss the ride!!  Here are some pictures from this event in 2010.From Fred G.  http://picasaweb.google.com/chooch911/HuckleberryRailroad2010#
From Bob W. 
From John H. 
August 20th – Fifth Annual Lindley Summer Steamup – Livonia, MI(Membership Only Steamup)
Who to bring: As always, spouses are specially invited. Please don’t leave them home.
What to bring: Of course, all small locomotives, especially geared locos, and anything you want to show off for the ground level track. The club layout will be set up, so bring everything you want to run on the larger track.  What else to bring: Canopies if you have one and lawn chairs.  For additional information, please contact Will Lindley.  RSVP Required.
September 17th – Dan Samuels “Steamup Steamup” – Gregory, MI (Membership Only Steamup)

The steamup will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until ?  For additional information, please contact Dan Samuels.  RSVP Required

November 6th – Gratiot Valley Train Show & Sale – Mt. Clemens, MI. – (Confirmed Steamup)

For information regarding the Gratiot Valley club and their shows, visit their web site: http://www.gvrr.org/

More to come in 2012.  Check back often for scheduled steamup updates.