Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

2018 Event Schedule


April 21, 28: Spring Clean-Up
April 28 at 8 AM - 4 PM: 757 Scrap Drive (see below)
May 5-6: Opening Weekend
June 30: Summer BBQ
July 31-August 12: Coastal New England & Canada Cruise (see below)
October 20: ORBS Ghost Hunt
September 1: Annual Car Show
November 24-25: Holiday Train
December 1-2: Holiday Train

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Saturday, April 28, 8AM to 4PM

Bellevue Metal and Recycling is hosting a scrap drive to benefit the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum and the BRING BACK 757 campaign. Donations of scrap metals will be accepted on Saturday, April 28 with 100% of the proceeds going towards bringing back Bellevue's steam locomotive, Nickel Plate Road No.757.

During WWII, scrap drives happened across the country to support the war effort. Let's relive that tradition to bring back this war baby locomotive to the community it spent its active career hauling freight.

Some of the materials accepted include copper, brass, aluminum, lead, sheet iron, copper wire, appliances, aluminum rims, steel, radiators, batteries, electric motors, just to name a few.

Where: Bellevue Metal Recycling
403 Monroe Street Bellevue, Ohio

When: April 28, 8AM to 4PM

To learn more about BRING BACK 757 and donate, visit bringback757.org.


COASTAL NEW ENGLAND & CANADA CRUISE

July 31-August 12, 2018
Sponsored by MAD RIVER & NKP RAILROAD SOCIETY

Grandeur of the Seas

Join us on a 9 night/8 day cruise of coastal New England and Canada aboard Royal Caribbean's "Grandeur of the Seas." "The Grandeur of the Seas" was built in 1996 and refurbished in 2017. There are 11 passenger accessible decks, 8 lounges and bars, 3 swimming pools, 6 Jacuzzis and 9 elevators. The ship is 915 feet long and has 997 cabins.

Begin our journey by meeting in Bellevue the evening of Tuesday, July 31 where we'll be transferred to Toledo's Amtrak Station. We'll board Train #30 "The Capitol Limited" for an 11:49 pm departure with arrival in Washington, DC at 1:05 pm on Wednesday, August 1. We'll be met there by a motor coach which will take us to our Baltimore hotel, located in the Inner Harbor. You will be free to explore on your own or relax in your room. There are many restaurants and points of interest in the Harbor area.

On Thursday, August 2, shuttle to the dock, board the ship and get settled in our cabins before departing Baltimore on a leisurely cruise to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving there on Saturday, August 4 and spending the day there. Setting sail again late that evening we'll dock in Portland, Maine the morning of Sunday, August 5, where we're scheduled to be from 8 am-8 pm. Monday, August 6 will have us at Bar Harbor, Maine for the day, leaving there at 6 pm. On Tuesday, August 7 we'll be docked at St. John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy) until mid-afternoon when we'll sail for Halifax, Nova Scotia, spending Wednesday, August 8 there. Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10 will be spent cruising back to Baltimore, arriving there the morning of Saturday, August 11. Once again a motor coach will take us back to Washington, DC's Amtrak Station to board Train #29 for our return trip to Toledo, due to arrive there at 5:08 am on August 12. Bus back to Bellevue.

Inclusions: *Motor coach transportation, Bellevue/Toledo/Bellevue and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Washington, DC   *Amtrak coach travel   *Hotel accommodations for one night   *Accommodations on Royal Cruise Lines "Grandeur of the Seas," including all gratuities   *Fully escorted   *Arrangements made by Uptown Travel

The following accommodations are available on "The Grandeur of the Seas." All cabins have 1 King or 2 Twin beds.

(2N) Oceanview/unobstructed view/midship..........Only 2 available!
$2225 per person, double occupancy     $3529, single occupancy

(6N) Oceanview/possible slight obstruction/aft or rear of ship.........Only 7 available!
$2099 per person, double occupancy     $3285, single occupancy

(6V) Interior cabin/aft or rear of ship..............Only 7 available
$1799 per person, double occupancy     $2689, single occupancy

*Economy Roomettes on Amtrak are available for an additional fee dependent on their availability and pricing at time of booking.     $50 discount if paid by cash or check!

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A $750 per person deposit is due with your reservation prior to April 1, with final payment being due on or before May 1. We apologize that these deposits and payments need to be made so early, but Royal Caribbean & Amtrak both require payment in order to hold the bookings.

Note: *A passport will be required since we will be leaving the US and visiting Canada.   *Some evenings dress clothes (not formal) will be expected in the dining room.   *Shore tours at ports of call will be available for an additional fee, with arrangements being made on board the ship.

To make reservations please call Ruth at 567-228-9866.
All checks should be made out due to "Uptown Travel" and mailed to
Ruth Fuehring at 7970 Township Road 81, Bellevue, Ohio 44811.

All proceeds from this tour will help support the Mad River & NKP RR Society's "Bring Back the 757 Fund."


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