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Bring Back 757

Organized by Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
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Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt

Buy a shirt and help Bring Back Nickel Plate Road 757 to Bellevue Ohio

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All funds raised will go directly to Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum .
80 items sold
$1,260 raised
100 goal
Thanks to our supporters!
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Organized by Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

About this campaign

The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is embarking on a monumental campaign to bring Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive #757 to our museum site in Bellevue, Ohio.

The 757 was built in August of 1944 by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. From 1944 to 1958, 757 hauled American’s freight in and out of the busy Nickel Plate terminal of Bellevue. It was known as a “Berkshire” type locomotive, and was the most successful and celebrated type of steam locomotive of the Nickel Plate Road. After retirement, the Nickel Plate saved the 757 for the community of Bellevue as a monument to the railroaders who worked here. Unfortunately, there was no railroad museum or display site available in Bellevue at the time. After many years of storage, the 757 was donated to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in 1966, and has been a part of their collection in Strasburg, Pennsylvania ever since.

In an exceptional display of responsible stewardship and generosity, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has agreed to allow the 757 to return to Bellevue with the intent to transfer ownership to the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum upon removal.

This is an exciting opportunity to ultimately have a historically significant steam locomotive as part of the Mad River & NKP’s collection. Bellevue can finally receive its monument to the railroaders and the railroad (Nickel Plate Road) that developed and shaped our community. This locomotive will also be an excellent educational exhibit for our guests.

This campaign won’t be easy, nor inexpensive. It is estimated that to relocate, restore, and display this 400-ton locomotive, $250,000 will need to be raised. The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum needs your help. Your shirt purchase can help BRING BACK 757.

Supporters

Nick Hovey 1 item

Righting the biggest wrong in Steam Preservation... One shirt at a time!

Martin Moorefield 1 item

I have been a fan of the NKP steam locomotives for a long time and feel that this is a great cause to bring a long time Ohio resident home.

michael a kavolius 1 item
Deann Fultz 2 items

I come from a three generation Railroad Family!!!! Thank you!

Robert stauffer 1 item
Charles R. Mercer 1 item

I have always been a fan of the NKP growing up as a kid in Fostoria,Ohio & watching the trains come through town & we still have the overpass that the NKP built here in Fostoria with NKP ingraved in the cement !

Charles Wagner 1 item + $10

I'm a FWRHS member and son of a NKP/N&W/NS retiree. I enjoy the museum in Bellevue very much.

Austin Smith 1 item

I'm a big fan of old steam locomotives and would love to see this locomotive return to her home town. Even is she isnt gonna be operational, it would still be exciting having a steam locomotive in the town I grew up in

Anonymous 1 item
Aiden White 1 item + $10

Who does't love steam trains?

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