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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.  Freight car deliveries are the only traffic on our track in January and February.  Hover your cursor over the boxes below to show more detail.  Click on any train ride on the schedule to be taken to a page to learn more about it.  To see the schedule for different months, click the arrows to the left or right of the month name at the top of the calendar.



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  1. ~~~14367068828142015-09-05T11:00:00-04:002015-09-05T12:30:00-04:0011am EnterTRAINment Excursion Starts boarding: 10:40am Ceases boarding: 10:55am Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>11am EnterTRAINment Excursion<br /> Starts boarding: 10:40am<br /> Ceases boarding: 10:55am<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&amp;ProductCategory=c90343008">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&ProductCategory=c90343008"; // ]]></script>11:00am - Excursion
  2. ~~~14367072988892015-09-05T13:30:00-04:002015-09-05T15:00:00-04:001:30pm EnterTRAINment Excursion Starts boarding: 1:10pm Ceases boarding: 1:25pm Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>1:30pm EnterTRAINment Excursion<br /> Starts boarding: 1:10pm<br /> Ceases boarding: 1:25pm<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&amp;ProductCategory=c90343008">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&ProductCategory=c90343008"; // ]]></script>1:30pm - Excursion
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  1. ~~~14367069077312015-09-12T11:00:00-04:002015-09-12T12:30:00-04:0011am EnterTRAINment Excursion Starts boarding: 10:40am Ceases boarding: 10:55am Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>11am EnterTRAINment Excursion<br /> Starts boarding: 10:40am<br /> Ceases boarding: 10:55am<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&amp;ProductCategory=c90343008">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&ProductCategory=c90343008"; // ]]></script>11:00am - Excursion
  2. ~~~14367073237372015-09-12T13:30:00-04:002015-09-12T15:00:00-04:001:30pm EnterTRAINment Excursion Starts boarding: 1:10pm Ceases boarding: 1:25pm Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>1:30pm EnterTRAINment Excursion<br /> Starts boarding: 1:10pm<br /> Ceases boarding: 1:25pm<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&amp;ProductCategory=c90343008">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&ProductCategory=c90343008"; // ]]></script>1:30pm - Excursion
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  1. ~~~14367069334292015-09-19T11:00:00-04:002015-09-19T12:30:00-04:0011am EnterTRAINment Excursion Starts boarding: 10:40am Ceases boarding: 10:55am Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>11am EnterTRAINment Excursion<br /> Starts boarding: 10:40am<br /> Ceases boarding: 10:55am<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&amp;ProductCategory=c90343008">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&ProductCategory=c90343008"; // ]]></script>11:00am - Excursion
  2. ~~~14367073494782015-09-19T13:30:00-04:002015-09-19T15:00:00-04:001:30pm EnterTRAINment Excursion Starts boarding: 1:10pm Ceases boarding: 1:25pm Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>1:30pm EnterTRAINment Excursion<br /> Starts boarding: 1:10pm<br /> Ceases boarding: 1:25pm<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&amp;ProductCategory=c90343008">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/excursiontickets.php?ProductProduct=p7538&ProductCategory=c90343008"; // ]]></script>1:30pm - Excursion
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  1. ~~~14367076610082015-09-26T11:00:00-04:002015-09-26T12:30:00-04:0011:00am Pumpkin Train Starts boarding: 10:40am Ceases boarding: 10:55am Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>11:00am Pumpkin Train<br /> Starts boarding: 10:40am<br /> Ceases boarding: 10:55am<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&amp;ProductCategory=c04336">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&ProductCategory=c04336"; // ]]></script>11:00am - Pumpkin Train
  2. ~~~14367079145422015-09-26T13:30:00-04:002015-09-26T15:00:00-04:001:30pm Pumpkin Train Starts boarding: 1:10pm Ceases boarding: 1:25pm Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>1:30pm Pumpkin Train<br /> Starts boarding: 1:10pm<br /> Ceases boarding: 1:25pm<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&amp;ProductCategory=c04336">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&ProductCategory=c04336"; // ]]></script>1:30pm - Pumpkin Train
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  1. ~~~14367080342502015-09-27T13:00:00-04:002015-09-27T14:30:00-04:001:00pm Pumpkin Train Starts boarding: 12:40pm Ceases boarding: 12:55pm Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>1:00pm Pumpkin Train<br /> Starts boarding: 12:40pm<br /> Ceases boarding: 12:55pm<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&amp;ProductCategory=c04336">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&ProductCategory=c04336"; // ]]></script>1:00pm - Pumpkin Train
  2. ~~~14367083720652015-09-27T15:00:00-04:002015-09-27T16:30:00-04:003:00pm Pumpkin Train Starts boarding: 2:40pm Ceases boarding: 2:55pm Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets // <p>3:00pm Pumpkin Train<br /> Starts boarding: 2:40pm<br /> Ceases boarding: 2:55pm<br /><br /></p> <p><a style="display: inline-block; background: #ff0; border-radius: 0.5em; padding: 1em; border: 4px outset #463e2d; text-decoration: none; font-size: 150%; cursor: pointer; color: #463e2d; font-weight: bold;" href="pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&amp;ProductCategory=c04336">Call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 to order tickets</a></p> <script>// <![CDATA[ location.href="/pumpkintraintickets.php?ProductProduct=p4428106&ProductCategory=c04336"; // ]]></script>3:00pm - Pumpkin Train
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