The mission of the Clinton Northern Railway is to preserve the history of the railroad and its impact on small town America at the turn of the century and beyond.

May 18 11:42

Connections of St. Johns Depot with the Military

Clinton Northern Railway Museum at the St. Johns Depot will host a celebration of our men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces on Sunday, May 22, during its regular open hours: 1 – 3 PM. This is in recognition of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21 and Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.

Aug 12 2015

Silent Auction to Raise Funds for Railcar Restoration Supplies

Silent Auction Items

A 3-D puzzle of Elvis Presley… a set of American Girl crafts and fun… and maple syrup from Livingston Farms are just a few of the many items that will be available for bidding on at the Silent Auction on Wednesday, August 26 starting at 6:00 PM in the St. Johns City Park Pavilion. This will be just before this season’s final Concert in the Park, featuring Matt King as Elvis – a hit every year!

Apr 17 2015

Bike Ride for the Railway 2015

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Save the date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM will be the 4th annual Bike Ride for the Railway, which supports both the restoration of the rail cars through Clinton Northen Railway Museum under the Clinton County Arts Council, and the Friends of the Federik Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Rail Trail.

The Bike Ride for the Railway features multiple routes from 7 to 60 miles long that use the rail trail and paved roads through the mid-Michigan countryside. (Portions of the trail outside the cities are paved with crushed limestone laid last fall.)