The 757 is almost ready to come home! Here’s what’s been accomplished so far thanks to your donations:
• Brake system servicing and testing – DONE
• Cleaning, inspection, and repacking of plain bearings – DONE
• Inspection and lubrication of all roller bearings – DONE
• Installation and lubrication of all side rods – DONE
As of this writing, we need to secure the loose jacketing, letter the locomotive, install a cab seat, install umler tags, and secure a few handrails. This work will be accomplished shortly after Memorial Day and test runs will follow on the Strasburg Railroad.
We just passed the $100,000 threshold, and that’s a huge accomplishment for 10 months worth of fundraising. Our next goal is to reach $125,000 in order to pay for the move of 757 from Strasburg, Pennslyvania to Bellevue, Ohio.
A great deal of our financial support has come directly from our membership; I’d like to thank each and every one of you for keeping this project moving forward. This will go down in history as our largest acquisition and restoration project and we’ll need continued support moving forward to bring her home!
For the past two days a small team was in Strasburg, Pennsylvania working on the 757 and getting it ready for movement to Bellevue Ohio. Here’s a progress video from Rick Rowlands on the latest work being preformed. Thank you to all the donors for making this possible.
On November 15th & 16th, a work session was held at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive #757 to prepare the locomotive for movement to the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum in Bellevue, Ohio.
Zach Hall and Rick Rowlands discuss the work being performed and various photographs are included of the work session. The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is embarking on a monumental campaign to bring Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive #757 to our museum site in Bellevue, Ohio.