Summer Donation Match and Raffle


The Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum is fast approaching a major milestone in the effort to BRING BACK 757 and is excited to announce two new incentives for donors.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, every donation made between July 1st and August 31st to BRING BACK 757 will be doubled up to $10,000!

In addition to the match, every donation of $10.00 or more will give supporters a chance to win a reproduction number board or builders plate – both of which will be installed on the locomotive for its journey to Bellevue. These four prizes (two number boards and two builders plates) will be raffled off this September.

The items will be removed and shipped to the lucky winners* once the locomotive returns to Bellevue (date to be determined.)

Donations can be made at the museum, online at or by mail at:

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
Bring Back 757
233 York Street
Bellevue, Ohio, 44811

BRING BACK 757 is an incredible effort to relocate historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 757 to Bellevue, Ohio from Strasburg, Pennsylvania and cosmetically restore and preserve the engine for generations to come.

Mad River has successfully raised over $100,000 since the project was first announced in 2017, with an initial goal of raising $150,000 for the relocation of the engine and an additional $100,000 for a cosmetic restoration and construction of a display site.

Mad River’s volunteers and contractors have held regular work sessions at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, performing light maintenance and repair work in order to facilitate the engine’s trip home. Recently, the 757 underwent a recent 6-mile test move over the Strasburg Rail Road. The engine will be towed by Norfolk Southern to Bellevue at a future date.

The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all contributions are tax deductible if applicable. All donors will receive a donation receipt if the donor’s information is provided. Donors will be added to our donor board which will be displayed with the locomotive after restoration is complete, an online donor board is updated monthly at All contribution amounts are confidential unless specified otherwise by the donor. The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum does not share your information with any other person, company, or organization.

*Directors and Officers of the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum are not eligible for this raffle, multiple entries can be made but each donor will only be eligible for one prize. Corporate donations are not eligible.

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