Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

2020 Events

Due to COVID-19, the museum is closed for the 2020 season - the following Special Events are still planned.

  • September 5 - 15th Annual Car Show CANCELLED
  • September 19 - American Steam Railroad Legends of Steam featuring Doyle McCormack POSTPONED
  • November 28 & 29, December 5 & 6 - Holiday Train 2020

    It is our intention to hold these planned events provided restrictions and safety protocols allow us to proceed. We would like to thank all our loyal customers, members, and volunteers that make our museum great.

    The 15th Annual Car & Truck Show
    at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is Canceled.

    Due to the recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Ohio, strict protocols and health department regulations currently in place, and the chance of further restrictions being imposed, the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum has decided to cancel the 15th Annual Car & Truck Show that was scheduled for September 5, 2020. After considering the views and safety of our volunteers and supporters for this event, it is felt this is the responsible course of action. Currently, no other new information is available about future events or schedules.

    Car Show Cancelled

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    American Steam Railroad Legends of Steam
    featuring Doyle McCormack Postponed Until 2021

    We regret to inform you that the Legends of Steam dinner with Doyle McCormack on Sept. 19 has been canceled for this year. Those holding tickets have already been notified of the cancelation.

    After much discussion with the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum and reviewing protocols by local and state health departments, both organizations have agreed that it's in the best interests of our guests and volunteers to postpone the event until 2021, on a date yet to be determined.

    We're grateful for everyone's support during this time and offer our best wishes for good health to every one of you.

    Doyle McCormack Postponed

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    Holiday Train

    All Aboard the 2020 HOLIDAY TRAIN
    with the
    Mad River and NKP RR Museum

    November 28 & 29   12pm-5pm
    December 5 & 6   12pm-5pm

    Celebrate the Christmas season with the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum at the 6th Annual Holiday Train. This event is tailored for young children and family fun. For only $5 per rider, you can take a short ride on one of our restored cabooses. These cabooses are heated, comfortable, and fully operational. You'll be able to experience the same ride as railroaders of a bygone era did when cabooses were on every freight train across America. The ride lasts about 10 minutes, then it's off to the dining car. Sit down and enjoy hot coco and cookies (included with your ticket price) in our 1927 Nickel Plate Road Diner. Experience what it was like when passenger train travel was more common place and eating in the diner was a luxury of the journey. After you've enjoyed the diner, Santa Claus will be waiting to meet you in the Monument Station at the museum. Jolly Old Saint Nick will be happy to offer his lap for children's gift requests and get pictures with the family. Also in the Monument Station, our gift shop will be open for Holiday shopping. We have many train related items to choose from including books, DVDs, apparel, toys, memorabilia, collectibles, and much more.

    The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The museum operates with an all-volunteer staff and is funded by donations, admissions, and fund-raising events such as the Holiday Train. All proceeds from this event go directly to support the museum.


    Due to the historical nature of the equipment used for this event, cabooses and dining car are not handicap accessible.

    Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
    253 Southwest St.
    Bellevue, OH 44811

    $5 per rider
    No reservations required, tickets available at the event.

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