Featuring steam-powered caboose rides, cab rides, hands-on experiences, dinner and breakfast buffets, and an exclusive night photo session featuring the 765 and 757, this event will be hosted at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum September 24th through October 3rd. As of July 29th, tickets for the Night Photo Session, Cab Rides, and Hostler Experience are sold out.
All events take place at 253 Southwest St, Bellevue, Ohio, 44811.
Berkshires in Bellevue Events and Experiences
Tour the Mad River & NKP Museum and explore its detailed displays, exhibits, and vintage railroad equipment. Museum admission includes entry into the limited access display area of the museum. Museum admission is not required or included with a ticket purchase of the Caboose Rides, Berkshire Dinner, Berkshire Breakfast, Night Photo Session, or Hostler experience. Admission is $8.00 with any event or train ride ticket or $10.00 if purchased separately at the Museum.
These 20-minute train rides will let passengers experience the sights and sounds of Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 up close and personal from aboard a unique vantage point: inside a genuine Nickel Plate Road caboose! Bring the family and ride along like railroad crews did in the 1950s. Trains depart every 30 minutes. Tickets range from $12.00 – $25.00.
Held in the newly constructed Mary Cooper Restoration building, this buffet-style breakfast will feature Nickel Plate Road no. 765 under steam and no. 757 on display inside the building. Diesel-powered caboose rides will be held for attendees. Tickets are $65.00.
Berkshire Dinner Buffet
Catered by Bone Boy’s BBQ & Catering and held in the newly constructed Mary Cooper Restoration building, this buffet-style dinner will feature Nickel Plate Road no. 765 under steam and no. 757 on display inside the building. Diesel-powered caboose rides will be held for attendees. Tickets are $75.00.
Hostler Experience – SOLD OUT
Join the ranks of a mainline steam locomotive crew and help prepare the 765 for the day’s run. You’ll learn how to awaken the 765’s firebox, service the locomotive’s appliances and running gear, and enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the 765 and its cab for an 8-hour experience. All participants must be able-bodied and wear steel-toed shoes. Tickets are $284.00 per person. Space is limited.
Cab Rides – SOLD OUT
Climb aboard the cab of steam locomotive no. 765 during for a 20-minute ride with the fireman and engineer. Tickets are $50.00. Space is limited. All participants must be able-bodied and wear close-toed shoes.
Night Photo Session – SOLD OUT
For amateur and professional photographers alike, enjoy an extended opportunity to photograph no. 765, no. 757, and other historic railroad equipment, actors, vintage automobiles, and props in action under professionally lit scenes throughout the museum grounds in set-ups uniquely created for this event. Lighting provided by Chris Lantz Photography. Tickets are $175.00 per person. Space is limited.