top of page

Sat, Jul 22

|

The Lost Railway Museum

The Lost Railway Museum

Imagine the time before paved streets, cars, and buses. Village streets bustling with activity and people in the early 1900s of Grass Lake. The electric Interurban railway system is the primary mode of public transportation. Now, get ready to see what that time was like at the Lost Railway Museum.

Registration is closed
See other events
The Lost Railway Museum
The Lost Railway Museum

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Lost Railway Museum, 142 W Michigan Ave, Grass Lake, MI 49240, USA

Guests

About The Event

In the recent past, JAGM has driven to and toured the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso and the Durant Union Station, in Durant. They were both popular venues and make for enjoyable events. Please join JAGMas we continue our interest in railroads in Michigan with a one-day backroads drive to Grass Lake.

Imagine the time before paved streets, cars, and buses. Village streets bustling with activity and people in the early 1900s of Grass Lake. The electric Interurban railway system is the primary mode of public transportation. More than six railways intersected Jackson County and delivered visitors to and from Ann Arbor, Jackson, Battle Creek, and Lansing. 

Now, get ready to see what that time was like at the Lost Railway Museum.

Daily Agenda

9:30 AM   Meet at McDonald's (9 Mile and US-23) on Saturday, July 22, 2023

9: 45 AM  Drive 35 miles (50 minutes) of back roads to the museum

10:45 AM Take a docent-led tour of the museum

12:00 PM Depart the museum for lunch

12;15 PM Lunch at the Clear Lake Grill

1:45 PM Depart the restaurant using  backroads back to our start

2:45 PM Depart for home

The museum accepts donations in lieu of an entrance fee. Please consider a generous donation.

To view the museum’s website, click here: https://www.lostrailwaymuseum.org

To view the Clear Lake Grill’s menu, click here: https://clearlakegrill.com/menu

Planned Route

Route 1 from MacDonald’s, 11033 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

1. Head east toward S Old US Hwy 23/Whitmore Lake Rd

2. Turn right onto S Old US Hwy 23/Whitmore Lake Rd

3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto M-36 W

4. Continue straight onto Hamburg Rd

5. Turn right onto Strawberry Lake Rd

6. Turn left onto Mast Rd

7. Continue onto Central St

8. Turn right onto Main St

9. Turn left onto Dexter-Chelsea Rd

10. Turn left onto Freer Rd

11. Turn right onto E Old US Hwy 12

12. Continue onto E Michigan Ave

The destination will be on the right

The Last Railway Museum

142 W Michigan Ave

Grass Lake, MI 49240

Route 2 from The Last Railway Museum, 142 W Michigan Ave, Grass Lake, MI 49240

1. Head northeast on W Michigan Ave toward S Lake St

2. Turn left onto N Francisco Rd

3. N Francisco Rd turns slightly left and becomes Clear Lake Rd

4. Take the ramp to Clear Lake Rd

5. Continue onto Clear Lake Rd

6. Take the ramp to Clear Lake Rd

7. Continue onto Clear Lake Rd

The destination will be on the left

Arrive at the Clear Lake Grill, 4450 Clear Lake Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240

Route 3 from Clear Lake Grill, 4450 Clear Lake Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240

1. Head north on Clear Lake Rd toward Leach Rd

2. Turn right onto Harvey Rd

3. Continue onto Cavanaugh Lake Rd

4. Turn left onto Pierce Rd

5. Turn right onto Bush Rd

6. Turn left onto Ivey Rd

7. Turn left onto Werkner Rd

8. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Werkner Rd

9. Continue onto Island Lake Rd

10. Turn left onto Stofer Rd

11. Turn right onto N Territorial Rd

12. Turn left onto Mast Rd

13. Turn right onto Strawberry Lake Rd

14. Turn right onto Hamburg Rd

15. Slight left to stay on Hamburg Rd

16. Merge onto Sheldon Rd

17. Continue onto Hall Rd

18. Continue onto Eight Mile Rd

Arrive at MacDonald’s, 11033 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Organizer: Phil Crutchfield

Share This Event

bottom of page