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  • Pere Marquette steam locomotive
    STUDENTS READY MSU CHOO CHOO - MSU Railroad Club members spend long hours working on ''1225.'' One of two Pere Marquette steam locomotives in existence, MSU's ''1225'' is being rebuilt to possibly transport students and team members to athletic events and
    Barbara McIntosh

  • Pere Marquette steam locomotive

Dept. of Information Services East Lansing, Michigan 48823

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Have you ever been fascinated with trains and dreamed of running a locomotive, pulling the throttle, and stoking the fire?

At Michigan State University this dream is becoming a reality.

With the blessings of MSU President Clifton R. Wharton Jr., students in the MSU Railroad Club are tackling the massive job of rebuilding a 240-ton Pere Marquette steam locomotive.

One of two in existence, the '1225' is the only one which is nearly operational. Avid enthusiasts, the Railroad Club members have spent the last nine months checking state and federal operation and boiler regulations, rail rights and mapping plans for converting the engine so it can be used for passenger service.

When the '1225' is rebuilt, MSU students hope to use it to transport students, as well as team members, to selected football games and running periodic excursions for fans to MSU athletic events.


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