Railroad and Museum Volunteers Needed.
Railroad Volunteers needed.
Model Railroad operators.
* Train Opportunities and Fees *
Engineer for a Day - HCHS membership and Engineer pass is $200. Becomes an Anual Drive a Steam Locomotive Pass after the event day. Throttle time noon till 4pm. Firing starts at 9:30am to be ready at noon. Not available Saturday, Sunday, or Event Days
Anual Drive a Steam Locomotive HCHS membership and rail pass is $45 Includes ist trip around, additional trips $10 each.
Annual Grandparent Pass - Grandparent +1 Adult for $40 +1 for each child at time of ride. Not valid for July 3 & 4, Ghost Train, or Santa Train.
Annual Family Pass - Two Adults +children $60. Not valid for July 3 & 4, Ghost Train, or Santa Train.
* Ride Fees *
Cab ride $20.00
Children 3 - 5 $1.00
Trains run every week-end - June-July-Aug-Sept, noon-4 pm
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.
Drive a Steam Locomotive
Annual Railroad Passenger Pass
Annual membership in the Houghton County Historical Society now has the option of a Railroad Passenger Pass on the museum's Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad. Membership in the Houghton County Historical Society has included free admission to the Houghton County Historical Museum. This is the first year that we are offering the option of adding an annual pass to ride our train on any of the non-event steam days. Annual single person HCHS membership fee is $25. the optional Annual Railroad Passenger Pass is an additional $10. Annual family HCHS membership fee is $40. the optional railroad pass is an additional $20. Family constitutes a husband, wife, father,mother, and children under 18 years of age. Drive a Steam Locomotive is available to those with a Annual Railroad Passenger Pass on any non-event steam day for $10 for each time around the track.