Owosso http://michiganradio.org en VIDEO: Real-life Polar Express back on the tracks in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/video-real-life-polar-express-back-tracks-michigan <p>The steam engine that inspired the children's book <em>The Polar Express</em> and provided sounds for the movie version is back in service after a four-year refurbishment project.</p><p>The Pere Marquette 1225 rolled out of the garage Wednesday in Owosso, ringing its bell and spewing steam for train enthusiasts and volunteers gathered to watch the engine take its maiden voyage following the overhaul.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:00:02 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15372 at http://michiganradio.org VIDEO: Real-life Polar Express back on the tracks in Michigan