Bring Back 757 – October Update

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In the last 10 weeks since the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum began our campaign to Bring Back 757, we have had extraordinary results! We’ve been able to purchase needed supplies and begin movement preparations on the locomotive.

We have over 200 donors from all over the map that have contributed over $63,000!

Here’s where our donations have come from so far: Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Washington, D.C., United Kingdom.

This showing of support shows that many folks out there want to see the 757 brought home and preserved in the community as the Nickel Plate Road intended. The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum wishes to thank each and every one of our generous donors for allowing us to proceed with this project.

Donations are tax deductible and are primarily excepted 3 ways. We are capable of excepting donations online through the project website , you can come to the museum during regular business hours and donate in person or by mail:

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
Bring Back 757
233 York St.
Bellevue, OH

Thank you for your support!

Dwayne Fuehring
Vice President, Mad River & NKP Railroad Society/Museum
Bring Back 757 Project Manager

October, 2017 – Work Session

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On October 6th and 7th, a team of five volunteers and two contractors held a work session on the 757 at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Several tasks were performed including:
1. Verifying measurements and clearance information
2. Cleaning and securing cab for supply storage
3. Inspection, cleaning, and repacking of the trailing truck journals
4. Inspection of the leading truck journals
5. Tie up main rod on Fireman’s side to allow movement on museum site
6. Preliminary inspection and testing of individual brake components
7. Lubricate running gear components in preparation for move within museum site.

This work performed would not be possible if it wasn’t for the generosity of our donors. Every donation supports our efforts in covering expenses, labor, and supplies to make these preparations.