North Pole Express Presentation with Bruce Kuffer of the Steam Railroading Institute

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Schuler Books & Music
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611862027
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Published: Michigan State University Press - August 1st, 2016

Join us for a powerpoint presentation about the famous No. 1225 Steam Locomotive, that was used to make the blockbuster movie The Polar Express. Bruce Kuffer, the spokesman for the Steam Railroading Institute, will tell the story of this very rare and famous steam locomotive and its connection with the holiday movie we’ve all grown to love.

About the Presenter

BRUCE KUFFER is a happy family man with two grown children within our Great Lakes State. His daughter has her business in Traverse City and his son is also a volunteer at the Steam Railroading Institute.

Bruce is a retired professional (Civil) engineer and has been an active volunteer and enthusiast for the Steam Railroading Institute since 2007. The organization is a certified 501c3 Non-Profit that has the honor and privilege of owning the famous No1225 Steam Locomotive that inspired the Christmas Movie THE POLAR EXPRESS. As a volunteer he has performed in various roles as Train Excursion Car Host, Worker in maintaining the Locomotive as an operating piece of active American History, Committee Member in different groups within the organization to assist wherever needed, and Presenter of Powerpoint Programs about SRI and the No1225 to the public. The No1225 Super Steam Locomotive is a magical machine, so ask Bruce why that is indeed true!