Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum News
Mary Cooper Restoration Building and Track Work (3/31)
This winter we've been very busy building track to connect our Coach Yard to the new Mary Cooper Restoration Building. Just before the shelter in place order took effect, we were able to move the France Stone locomotive into the building on March 21, 2020.
In the future, this building will be used to do restorations and general maintenance of some of our equipment, including the 757.
Check out this slide show video we prepared documenting the construction of the building and track work. It spans from June 2019 to March 2020.
is a list of the businesses and organizations that have supported us with material, equipment use, and/or services during the track project.
Advanced Tank Technologies
Opening Day Postponed Until June 6, 2020 (3/27)
For the past couple of weeks, the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are following recommendations from federal, state, and local officials about the best course of action to take.
In the interest of safety for our customers and our volunteers, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the opening of our 2020 season until June 6th. Our volunteers normally spend the entire month of April preparing for the season and cleaning the museum from the harsh winters. With the current restrictions and an emphasis on social distancing, we are not permitted to gather and perform the tasks necessary to prepare the museum for our original season opening date on May 2nd.
We're hopeful this postponement is far enough in the future that the current pandemic is under control and we can offer a safe and enjoyable venue for our guests. We will continue to monitor the situation and make future adjustments as needed.
We appreciate your support and understanding during these uncertain times. We offer our best wishes to you and yours for good health and security during this period. We're looking forward to having a wonderful 2020 season at our museum for all to enjoy.
Doyle McCormack Coming to the Museum July 25 (3/21) Updated!!
The Legends of Steam event has been postponed and is scheduled to take place on July 25th. Read the official press release from American Steam Railroad Preservation Association, Inc. below.
From the American Steam Railroad Preservation Association, Inc.
"At American Steam Railroad, our first and foremost priority is safety. For the past couple of weeks, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are following recommendations from federal, state, and local officials about the best course of action to take.
In the interest of your safety, we are moving the date of our upcoming Doyle McCormack dinner to Saturday, July 25, at 3:00 p.m. The event will continue as planned with caboose rides, museum tours, and BBQ meal featuring a presentation from Mr. McCormack.
If you have already bought a ticket, it will be honored on this new date. If you are unable to attend and have already purchased a ticket, email email@example.com to arrange a refund. Please note that requests for a refund will not be granted after Friday, April 24.
We appreciate your support and understanding during these uncertain times. We offer our best wishes to you and yours for good health and security during this period. We're looking forward to having you enjoy many future events with us. If you would like to join us, please visit: https://fireup2100.org/events/."
Rail Access to Restoration Building Almost Finished (3/18)
Rail access to our new Mary Cooper Restoration Building is almost established. Very soon we'll be able to use this building to help maintain many pieces of our equipment and begin the cosmetic restoration of the 757. Hopefully someone remembers to open the door just a little bit higher before then.
FOR SALE: History of the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad
STRAP RAIL INTO THE WOODS. MAD RIVER AND LAKE ERIE RAILROAD, "OLD LINE," between Sandusky, Ohio and Tiffin, Ohio via Bellevue. 1825-1860. By C.W.Wise. Illustrated.
Available from Mad River and NKP RR Society. 233 York St. Bellevue, Ohio 44811 or call Ruth at 419-483-6235. Price. $20 plus $4 shipping and handling. Also available in the MR & NKP RR Bellevue Museum gift shop. Drop by and save the shipping cost while enjoying the museum.
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