Located at 253 Southwest St. in Bellevue is the Mad River & NKP Museum. The Museum opened in 1976 as a Bicentennial project. NKP is the AAR (Association of American Railroads) reporting mark and is short for Nickel Plate Road [New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company] which ran through Bellevue from 1882-1964, when it merged with Norfolk & Western Railway. In 1982, the company then merged with Southern Railway to become Norfolk Southern.
The museum displays several train engines and cars. Some of the box cars are mini-museums of their own. And if you remember cabooses- which were obsolete by the mid-1980s- there are a few of those here as well.
The museum is open Daily from Memorial Day – Labor Day from Noon to 4PM. It is also open on weekends in April, September, and October. Admission is $7.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Seniors (Age 60+), and $4.00 for children (Ages 3-12); younger than 3 is free.
Museum brochure in PDF: http://www.madrivermuseum.org/brochure.pdf
Museum website: http://www.madrivermuseum.org/index.html
Distance from Ohio cities:
- 16 miles South of Sandusky
- 70 miles West of Cleveland
- 57 miles East of Toledo
- 102 miles North of Columbus
- 213 miles North-Northeast of Cincinnati
- 84 miles West of Akron