Model Railroad operators.
TRAIN RIDE FEES:
Adults (over 16) $5.00
Seniors (62 and up) $4.00
Students (age 6 to 16) $3.00
Children (age 3 to 5) $2.00
ANNUAL FAMILY PASS - 2 Adults/children $60.00 (Not good on special events days)
ANNUAL GRANDPARENTS PASS - 1 Adult $40.00 + $1.00 per child per ride (Not good on special events days)
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP - DRIVE THE STEAM TRAIN - 1st Trip is $45.00. Each additional trip only $10.00 per trip.
(These rates only apply when the steam train is operational)
ENGINEER FOR A DAY PROGRAM - Includes Houghton County Historical Society 1 year membership and Engineer pass.
The fee is $200, and it becomes an Annual Membership - Drive the Steam Train Pass after the event day. Throttle
time is from noon till 4pm. Instruction and firing starts at 9:30am to be ready at noon. (Not available Saturday,
Sunday, or Event Days)
DRIVE THE STEAM TRAIN
On Sunday, June 12th, The Houghton County Historical Society is offering Houghton and Keweenaw County residents
18 years of age or older, the opportunity to drive our steam locomotive. You will be shown how to operate the
engine and will be under the watchful eye of the engineer. No need to worry about the gauges and valves,these
will be taken care of by the engineer and fireman. The cost for this one time opportunity is $25 for once around
the track. This covers the cost of membership in the Houghton County Historical Society,
an insurance requirement to operate HCHS equipment.
Be sure to include your choice of time between 12:00PM and 4:00PM when sending in your check with reservations.
The times available each hour are; :13, :20, :43, and :50 minutes after each hour. Regular passenger runs
will be on the hour and half hour. There are approximately 16 slots available so reserve your slot as soon as
possible by making your check out to Houghton County Historical Society or HCHS for $25 for a single event, or
add the appropriate amount for an Annual Railroad Passenger Pass (see rates above) and send your check to our address
shown at the bottom of the web page.
Lake Linden & Torch Lake RR
The Lake Linden and Torch Lake Railroad provides rides on its completed 4-tenth mile loop thanks to the many
donations and volunteers. The Shenandoah Boy's Ranch of Arcadia, Missouri volunteered over 3 summers to lay ties and rail
which were donated by the Lake Superior and Ishpeming of Marquette. The Sarazin Logging Company, using timber donated by Bob
and Ruth Nara, completed the trestle near Torch Lake. This provides a beautiful view of Torch lake and the Lake Linden
Village Marina. Under the leadership of Brian Keeney, the railroad operates its 0-4-0 Porter No. 3 steam engine each Sunday
from Noon to 4 pm. The museum's gas/hydraulic Plymouth engine operates on Saturdays from 10 am. to 4 pm. as well as weekdays when needed.