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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

Bryan Malone 1 item
Anonymous 2 items + $50

When I was a child visiting the museum, the only berkshire I saw was in photos. Now another generation can walk up and see one in person! It's a dream come true, and will hopefully foster the passion of steam locomotion in the future.

Anonymous 1 item

It means a lot to my son

Anonymous 1 item

Would love to see another Berk closer to my hometown

Anonymous 2 items

I'm a trustee of Mad River and have been a member for 27 years. We've been waiting for this engine to come home for a long time!!!

Joel R Bickhart 2 items

The NKP 757 belongs in Bellevue and should have never left.

Jon Miller 1 item
James Bobel 1 item + $10

Love the NKP Berkshire's

Diana Griffin 1 item

My Dad, Al Strecker, was an engineer on the Nickel Plate and possibly ran this magnificent machine.

Rod Holz 1 item

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