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Coopersville & Marne Railway

 

Who We Are

We are the Coopersville & Marne Railway, an all-volunteer historic railway operating vintage locomotives and circa-1920's cars from Coopersville, Mich. to Marne, Mich. (about 20 miles northwest of Grand Rapids, Mich.).  We run passenger trains from spring to winter, rain or shine, to preserve a little chunk of railroad history and educate our passengers along the way.  We train volunteers in operating and repairing railroad equipment, many of whom end up getting hired away by large commercial railroads once they've completed training with us.

Where We Go

We run over approximately 7 miles of track between Coopersville and Marne, MI.  The right-of-way has been right where it is since 1856, and we continue to preserve it, often times by replacing worn out components the old-fashioned way - by hand.  Once the train gets to Marne, the locomotive is uncoupled, moved to the back of the train, and pulls the train straight back to Coopersville.

What is a Train Ride Like

We offer both theme trains and regular history tour excursions depending on the time of year.  Our theme trains, from the beginning of the year forward, are:

We also have our EnterTRAINment excursions, which run in-between the theme trains throughout the year and are more geared to teach to history of the area, equipment, and trains in general.

When Can I Ride

We run from March 21st through December 20th.  January and February we shut down for maintenance.  Click any train ride on the schedule to learn more about it:



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