North Pole Express Sunday Trip Rescheduled After Freight Train Derailment
Steam Railroading Institute Issues Notice to Sunday Passengers
Posted by Owosso Now at 11:11pm 11/17/18
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The North Pole Express excursion scheduled for Sunday morning has been cancelled. Steam Railroading Institute has rescheduled the trip for 5pm on Sunday November 25th. For those unable to ride on the rescheduled date and time, refunds are being offered.
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Numerous cars of a freight train carrying corn left the tracks in downtown Owosso on Saturday night, many of them overturning.
Passengers on the North Pole Express Saturday evening trip had to be bused back to Steam Railroading Institute. The Pere Marquette 1225 and its load was not part of the derailment, but the train could not proceed because the derailment blocked the tracks.
We're working to learn what caused the derailment. This is a developing story.
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