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Museum Launches Fundraiser for Historic Dining Car Restoration

The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is happy to announce that an anonymous donor has agreed to match donations up to $5,000 for the exterior restoration of Nickel Plate Road Dining Car No. 127. The dining car is a regular fixture at the museum and is used for special events such as the Annual Car Show and the Holiday Train. Many interior improvements have been made to the car in recent years, now we’d like to restore the exterior back to its Nickel Plate Road appearance.

Update 9-30-22: Fundraising goal met. Thank you for your generous donations! 

For more information on the restoration, click here.

By Land, Sea, and Air

For the 2022 season, we are offering a unique opportunity. In collaboration with the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Liberty Aviation Museum, and Shores and Islands Ohio we’re offering a family ticket for admission to all three museums at one low price. For just $60 a household family of eight can enjoy Ohio’s North Coast Transportation Trail.

Take a trip back in time and discover Ohio’s rich transportation history by Land, Sea, & Air. Each Museum features educational and interactive displays regarding passenger travel, commercial shipping, and military transportation. Regardless of age, there is something of interest for everyone in your group with this three-museum family pass.

This special ticket is available for purchase at all three museums and the Shores and Islands Ohio visitors center.