2016 events

January 17th, A Train Show 12th Anniversary – Confirmed Steamup

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m.  Over 385 dealer tables, plus raffle, operating layouts and door prizes.  Admission to the public is $3.00, children under 12 are free.

Avondale High School, 2800 Waukegan, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326.  For more information contact Frank Lams @ 248-537-6008 or Tim Pagel 248-854-0408

February 20th & 21st,  – Hobby-Rama – Gibraltar Trade Center, Mt. Clemens, MI –  Cancelled

Due to room constraints, MSSLS was told that there was not enough room for our layout.  We are welcome to join them for the fall show.

May 14th? & 15th – Durand Union Station 40th Annual Railroad Days – Durand, MI –  Confirmed SteamupA 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 11th & 12th – Gordon Hall Days – 175th Anniversary of the trains arrival in Dexter – Dexter, MI – Confirmed Steamup

This is a new event for the club.  Celebrating the 175 anniversary of the first train arrival in Dexter Michigan.  Hosted by the Dexter Area Historical Society and the Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.  See

www.dexterhistory.org and www.facebook.com/dexterhistory/  for more information, or call 734-426-3341

(Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, Mi 48130  On South side of Island Lake Rd.)

June 25th & 26th – Log Cabin Days – Waterford Historical Society Park – Waterford, MI – Confirmed Steamup

Both days we will have our track set up with three loops of live steam engines running from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Check their web site at:  www.waterfordhistoricalsociety.org/

July 15th & 16th, Shay Days – Confirmed Steamup

Annual event on the grounds of Ephraim Shays house and shop area in Harbor Springs.  Contact Will Lindley for information on lodging plans and prices.

August 6th & 7th – MSSLS & Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad Railfan’s Weekend – Flint, MI – Confirmed Steamup

This is the big one!  This is the premier event of the year for 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 byes of the 464 Mudhen, and after park hours a pot luck dinner in the roundhouse.  If you want to make it up to Michigan for one of our events, this is definitely the event you want to be at.  Use the link in the heading for more information on the Village and Railroad.

September 17th – Ninth 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

October 29th & 30th – Gratiot Valley Two Day Train Show & Sale Expo. – Mt. Clemens, MI – Confirmed Steamup

Saturday Oct. 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mt. Clemens, MI  48083

Check back often for updated scheduled steamup dates and events for 2016.