Schrader’s Railroad Catalog
Schrader Enterprises, Inc.
230 S. Abbe Road
Fairview, MI 48621
The Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad welcomes you to northern Michigan for a relaxing, scenic ride on board a 1/4 scale passenger train. You will pass through a 115 foot wooden tunnel and over two wooden trestles overlooking the beautiful Comins Creek Valley, close to the clear, winding Au Sable River.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Steam locomotives on selected Sundays and Holidays!) Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend plus the first two weekends of October. All rides $6.00, children under two are free.
Come visit one of Oscoda County’s popular attractions, the Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad. This 1/4 scale railroad offers visitors a relaxing, scenic ride which travels through a Jackpine forest, part of the Huron National Forest, and overlooks the beautiful Comins Creek Valley. Children and adults will be thrilled with this ride as you pass through a 115 foot wooden tunnel and over two breathtaking wooden trestles, one over 220 feet long, to view the wooded valley filled with wildlife such as deer, beaver, redhawks, heron, and even an occasional bear and elk!
The 2015 rail riding season offers a 1½ mile trip, approximately 18 minutes long. The railroad is open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays ONLY from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend. To view fall colors, the train will run the first two weekends in October. Fares are $6.00. Children under two are free.
The railroad boasts nine passenger coaches, named after area counties and other points of interest in the Huron National Forest and are pulled by two diesel F-7 A units.
A grand old oil-fired steam engine, No. 5661, a Hudson Type 4-6-4, runs on selected Sundays and holidays only, weather permitting. This locomotive formerly ran on the Pinconning & Blind River Route, and was built by the late E.C. Eddy of Fairview.
Your ride on the Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad begins at the quaintly designed depot and gift shop where you can purchase tickets and fresh, hot popcorn. Souvenirs and many railroad related items are available for sale, as the Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad is home to Schrader’s Railroad Catalog, an international retail gift catalog for railroad enthusiasts!
Stationmaster Joanne Schrader and Engineer Howard Schrader invite you to visit the railroad located just 3.5 miles south of the blinker light in Fairview. Make a memory and fall in love with trains all over again!