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All Aboard! The Mad River & NKP Railroad Rail Fest 2016 is Coming Up! August 20 and 21st

Celebrating 40 Years! Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum, the largest rail museum in Ohio!

All Aboard!  The Mad River & NKP Railroad Rail Fest 2016 is Coming Up!  August 20 and 21st

Spend a day of railfaning, train watching, and photography with the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum, the largest rail museum in Ohio. On August 15th, we will be featuring our Kemper Rail Park for Rail Fest 2016. The action starts at 8AM, and we’ll host railfans for 24 hours of train watching. The Kemper Rail Park is situated at the West end of Norfolk Southern’s Bellevue Terminal, the largest classification rail yard on NS, and the 2nd largest in the United States.

You’ll see trains headed to, and coming from Chicago, Fort Wayne, St Louis, Toledo, Detroit, Columbus, and nearby Sandusky. You’ll also see the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad come in and out of Bellevue. 100 train movements per day through this area is possible, with a variety of foreign locomotives as well. Extended hours will be offered at the museum.

After dark, portable lighting will be in place for nighttime photography. Night photos will be available at the museum also.
All activities at the museum grounds will be available at regular admission price, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for child 3-12, 3 and under are free.
There is no admission to enjoy the Rail Park. Additional activities may be added. Spend the day with us and enjoy Rail Fest 2016.

 

Celebrating 40 Years....The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum was opened in 1976 as a lasting bicentennial project featuring our local railroad heritage. It has since become the largest rail museum in Ohio. Operated by volunteers, and not publicly funded, the museum is a non-profit organization.

Dates:  August 20 - 21, 2016

Open:  8:00am both days!

 

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