Between August 17th and September 7th, donors to Bring Back 757 will be entered to win a Throttle Time session on Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765!

The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is excited to partner with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to offer donors the chance to run a mainline steam locomotive on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Your donation can be made online at or in person at the Mad River & NKP Museum at 233 York Street, Bellevue, Ohio.

Every $10 donated between August 17th, and September 7th, will give donors an opportunity to be drawn for this prize. The more you donate, the better chance you have to win. The lucky winner will be drawn and announced September 9th by 8PM.

“Few things compare to being at the throttle of a steam locomotive like the 765,” said Dwayne Fuehring, Project Manager of Bring Back 757. “For many this would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The Throttle Time ticket, valued at $999.999, is being donated by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc. (FWRHS), owners and operators of 765, a sister engine to the 757. “We are proud to support Mad River’s effort to return the 757 to Bellevue,” said Bill Otter, President of the FWRHS.

The winner will climb aboard restored steam locomotive no. 765 for a 30-minute Throttle Time session, where winners can blow the whistle and operate the locomotive at speeds up to 15MPH on a three-car train. 757 and all donations will go toward returning the 757 to Bellevue for permanent display at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. Every donation of $10.00 or more will count as an entry, meaning each additional $10.00 increases your chance to win.


Terms of Eligibility

Donors must be 18 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license and in good health. The winner will be allowed to transfer this prize to any eligible person of their choosing. Transportation to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Fitzwater Yard is the responsibility of the winner. No guests will be permitted. Donations made through regular mail will not be eligible. Directors and Officers of MR&NKP and FWRHS are not eligible.

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