2013 Club Events

January 20th, ‘A Train Show & Sale’ Confirmed Steamup

Over 350 dealer tables, plus raffle, door prizes, and operating layouts. Admission to the public is $3.00, under 12 is free.

Avondale High School, 2800 Waukegan, Auburn Hills, Michigan  48326  Contact Frank Lams at 248-823-4070

March 3rd,  – Gratiot Valley Train Show & Sale – Confirmed Steamup

To be held at Macomb Community College from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.  For more information, visit their web site  http://www.gvrr.org

March 10th, – Railroad Memorabilia & Model Train Show  Confirmed Steamup

Once again added to our steamup schedule.  This is run by the Bluewater Chapter of National Railway Historical Society.  Doors open 10:30 – 3:30  Taylor Town Trade Center, 22525 Ecorse Rd., Taylor, MI 48180 

March 24th, – 33rd Annual Mid Michigan Model Train Show and Flea Market  Confirmed Steamup

Finch Fieldhouse on the campus of Central Michigan University – W. of Business US-127 (Mission St.) off of Preston St in Mount Pleasant, MI

Free parking, layouts and food concessions.  Doors open from 11:00 – 4:00

May 18th & 19th – Durand Union Station 38th annual, Durand Railroad Days – Durand, MI – Confirmed Steamup

A great time at a wonderful old station.  An event not to be missed.  MSSLS has been participating in this event since 2004.

For a schedule of events, please visit: http://www.durandrailroaddays.com/

June 15th – Pine Ridge Lumber Company – Jenison, MI – Confirmed Steamup

Annual steamup at Robb and Cheryl DeVries home.  Permanent raised layout with steamup area and a portable raised track with 2 loops.  Lunch and drinks provided.  Guests can bring snacks as desired.

Steamup times from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   For more information, contact Robb at [email protected]  

June 29th & 30th – 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/
August 3rd & 4th – 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 a photo-op ride, with photo drive bys of their live steam locomotives, and after park hours, 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!! 
August 24th – Seventh Annual Steamup at the Lindley’s – Livonia, MI – (All MSSLS Membership and Guests by invitation only)

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 or check your emailed invitation.  RSVP Required

September 14th – Port Huron & Detroit Historical Society Hobo Days – Port Huron, MI

Their location in the old PH&D RR headquarters building, adjacent to and old roundhouse, in the middle of a working wye, right along side of the main line into the Port Huron-Sarnia rail tunnel.  Trains passing all day.  Address: 2100 32nd Street, Port Huron, MI  48060

November 2nd & 3rd – Gratiot Valley Two Day Train Show & Sale Expo. – Mt. Clemens, MI – Confirmed Steamup

Saturday Nov. 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mt. Clemens, MI  48083

December 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th – Christmas Wonderfest Novi – Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi MI – Confirmed Steamup

This is our first time back to this event in the past six years.  We are happy to announce that we will be participating in this four day event which is located at 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi MI 48376.  Christmas Wonderfest features many elements including quality crafts, traditional foods and commercial gift sellers (300 vendors).  Expected attendance is 50,000+ for the event.  Kids activities include a carousel, train, and the North Pole.  We will have more information and a daily participation sign up sheet available soon.  Food/snacks and beverages supplied by MSSLS.  Event Address: 46100 Grand River Ave., 48374

Thanks for making the 2013 steaming year a great success.  Check back often for updated scheduled steamup dates and events for 2014.