Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum News


Museum Getting New Fencing (7/8)

Museum Getting New Fencing

The museum is in the process of getting new fencing! Adkins Fence will be replacing some of our chain-link out front with a more decorative aluminum fence facing Southwest St. Even with this project happening, we'll still be open daily from 12pm-4pm.


The Ohio Railroader Review (6/30)

On Sunday, June 25, we had a visit from Noel Giles Kennedy, the administrator of The Ohio Railroader. Check out his review of the museum at


Penn Central Business #7 Paint Project (6/1)

The first painting project of 2017 is already in the books thanks to the beautiful weather lately. The roof of business car #7 received a coat of glossy black.

Business 7


New Museum YouTube Channel!

We have started a YouTube channel for the museum videos. This is the only video uploaded at this point. It's just a brief slide show of the museum. More to come later. Thanks for watching!


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.

Get Your Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum Anthology !


The Anthology is a book written about the railroad history of Bellevue and Northern Ohio. It documents the making of the Mad River and NKP Railroad Society Museum. It is a collection of stories about the hard work and dedication of the people, who made the museum one of the finest railroad museums in the United States. Click here for more information.

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