The Steam Railroad Institute in Owosso, Michigan has preserved Pere Marquette 1225 and operates it on several shortlines operating near Owosso.  The PM 1225 is most famous for its role in the Polar Express movie.  These images are from two visits involving chartered photo freights arranged by Historic Transportation Preservation (Steam Specials), the first was one of my last film shoots in April 2007, the second one of my first digital shoots in February 2008.