Updated: Feb 12, 2019
STRASBURG, PA: As of one hour ago, Nickel Plate Road Berkshire #757 is on the journey to her new home in Bellevue, Ohio at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. The long-awaited
trip for this iconic locomotive has many railfans excited to see this beast of a locomotive restored to it's original cosmetic beauty. The museum has received an official transfer of ownership of the 2-8-4 Berkshire from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (RRMPA). The locomotive will make the 500 plus mile journey between the RRMPA and Bellevue over the next few days (starting on 2/11/19), travelling over the lines of the Strasburg RR, Amtrak, and NS. No official schedule has been set, however updates will be available on their Facebook page. The Mad River & NKP Railroad Society, an all-volunteer non-profit organization operates the MR&NKPRRM in Bellevue, OH. As a previous visitor to the museum and an NKP entusiast, the 757 will be a great display to show the progress of American railroads. The Berkshire is an iconic locomotive that will provide museum visitors to take a trip back in time to when these magnificent machines ruled the "nickel"-plated road and the high iron.
This is a developing story from RIAM | INDUSTRY HEADLINES. Last updated at 1:35pm EST 2/12/19.
Photos courtesy of the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum.