Nickel Plate Berkshires Reunited in Ohio This Week

Nickel Plate Road 765 will spend the next two weekends at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. Photo Courtesy of Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.

Nickel Plate Berkshires Reunited in Ohio This Week

By Railfan & Railroad Staff

BELLEVUE, Ohio — Two super-powered steam stars from the mid-20th century were reunited this week in Ohio. 

Earlier this week, Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 765 arrived at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum in Bellevue, home to sister locomotive 757. The two locomotives will partake in an event called “Berkshires in Bellevue” that will take place this weekend and next. Tickets are selling out quickly. 

“Bellevue was once home to the largest railroad terminal on the Nickel Plate Road and we’re excited to honor the history of our community by bringing these iconic machines back together,” said Chris Beamer, Mad River president. 

Of the 80 Berkshires built, six survive including the operating 765 and the inoperable 757, which moved from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania to Mad River in 2019. 

Hostler experiences and cab rides on 765 scheduled throughout the two weekends and a night photo session have already sold out. Tickets for caboose rides scheduled for September 25 and 26 and October 2 and 3 are still available. Click here for more information

This article was posted on: September 24, 2021