Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

2016 Special Events


  • August 20 @ 8:00am to August 21 @ 8:00am - 2nd Annual Rail Fest



  • October 13-15 - NKPHTS Annual Convention
  • October 22 @ 7:00pm - ORBS Paranormal Investigation


  • December 3 - Christmas Dinner in the Diner
  • December 10 & 11 - Holiday Train Weekend 1
  • December 17 & 18 - Holiday Train Weekend 2

Saturday of Steam Bus Tour


At 7am we'll board a motor coach at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. After about a 2-hour ride, we'll arrive at the Age of Steam Roundhouse for a guided tour. This is not a museum, but the private collection of Jerry Jacobson. You'll get access to a facility that is not open to the general public. Jerry has a passion for steam locomotives and the roundhouse is an operational steam shop intended to preserve this wonderful collection. For more information, visit After spending a couple hours at the roundhouse, we will proceed to the Dutch Valley Restaurant for lunch. This meal is included with the ticket price. You'll enjoy a family style, Amish prepared meal. After eating, we'll get back on the bus and head to Independence Ohio to board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Pulling the train will be Nickel Plate Road #765, a Berkshire type steam locomotive built in 1944. To learn more about NKP #765, visit To complete the experience, we have reserved seats in a Nickel Plate open window coach. You'll be able to hear and smell the steam locomotive for the 3-hour ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A photo run by will be included with the trip as well. We will arrive back in Independence about 6pm, where we'll return to the bus and head back to Bellevue. A stop will be made at a service plaza on the way home for anyone who wishes to grab another meal or stretch their legs. We should arrive back in Bellevue before 8pm.

Because we are touring a working steam repair facility, we cannot accept any children under the age of 10. Proper footwear must be worn as well, no open toe shoes, flip flops, or sandals permitted.

Tickets are not available at this time. An announcement will be made soon on price and availability. Join this event to get notifications of the latest details.

Event photo by Brandon Townley

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