Take a ride on the Southern Michigan Railroad
which offers a variety of passenger train tours between the towns of Clinton and Tecumseh, Michigan. The railroad crosses the River Raisin twice as it winds its way through scenic countryside from Clinton to the railroad's southernmost terminal at Raisin Center. Since 1853, trains have traveled along these tracks though several decades ago it looked like all that might end. But then three high school students in Clinton, Dale Pape, John Shaw, and Jeff Dobek, decided to save the track. They formed the volunteer Southern Michigan Railroad Society, Inc., purchased the Clinton Branch and transformed it into an operating railroad museum in 1985.