The Port Huron And Detroit Railroad Historical Society is proud to announce the launch of their new web site. The goal of the new site is to be an information portal into all of the projects that the society tackles.
The caboose is no longer on the loose.
It’s back in Port Huron, where many people believe it belongs.
The Port Huron and Detroit Railroad Historical Society took a big step Saturday in bringing a slice of railroad history back to the city, as they returned a caboose that was used by the company from 1946 to 1984.
The society hopes to put the rail car to work again, as part of a historical center at the company’s old headquarters, off 32nd Street.
Residents show off mini trains.
Where the rail forks near the former Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Company office building, traffic was heavy Saturday.
Fifteen small-scale live steamers ran throughout the day on three circular tracks, the longest of which was 92 feet.
It was all part of an event co-sponsored by the Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society and the Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers.
“People accuse us of playing with our trains, but we operate our trains,” said Tom Myers of Shelby Township, the treasurer of the steamers group.