We service rail cars, diesel and vintage steam locomotives. We have many projects going on - from remodeling and updating the Historic B&O Roundhouse stalls 1 through 5 and the restoration of stalls 6 through 10, to the former NYC RR business car America, and restoring the former GTW 4070 steam locomotive that ran on the Cuyahoga Valley Line!
Our mission here at MRPS is to collect, preserve and educate as well as operate historic railroad equipment. We offer our knowledge, experience, and expertise to private rail car owners. They can depend on Midwest for repairs, renovations and service inspections.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change; from helping to educate kids from the Headstart program, litter pickup along railroad track beds or river clean up. Come take a tour to see the famous Haunted Death Car, our legendary Steam locomotive and many other pieces of historic railroad equipment!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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This is from the whistle pull in Youngtown, Ohio on November 26, 2011. You will see a few other whistles going off as well.
These are some archive photos from volunteers working at the Historic B&O Roundhouse. The new lead track was built and the group laid the first siding. Next, work is being done on CTVX 90. The roller bearing wheels are being put in and vestibule work also is getting done. Lastly are photos from the dismantling of the old Postal Car. The car body was shot but the interior was in great shape. MRPS offered it to the National Postal Museum and they were thrilled to accept it. It is on display there today. All the photos where taken by BK in 2004.
This is an old 8 mm film of when 4070 and B&O power boarded riders at the Cleveland Zoo. The new Denison and Harvard bridge is under construction at that time and some neat scenery along the valley can be seen before the Willow Wye and also beneath the Rt. 82 bridge. Ringling Brothers Circus Cars are parked on the siding in Peninsula. The return trip shows the interchange building at the diamond and a Penn Central train bringing freight to the Mill. Last is 2102 doing a run along the Allegheny river going to Pittsburgh along with a view from the incline tram.
The Volunteers of Midwest Railway Preservation Society now have created The Restoration Update Team of Grand Trunk Western 4070. The hosts are Nick Martin, Sebastian Marconi and Stephen Thomas. They will be updating monthly progress of the restoration of 4070.
Most people know of Midwest Railway Preservation Society and our occupation of the Historic B&O Roundhouse and a portion of the railyard. Many people do not realize that along with that endeavor MRPS also is legally registered as The Cleveland Terminal & Valley Railway, Inc. and has been since 2002. The official identification for our equipment is CTVX and our equipment runs under its' banner all over the US. All of our car interchanges with the major carriers are done as the Cleveland Terminal & Valley Railway. Currently we have passenger cars with our CTVX ID in Cincinnati as well as those on site at the roundhouse. Recently one of our cars with the CTVX ID was on location in Alabama for a movie shoot. With restoration completed on the former NYC RR business car "America" in August, it has been added to the banner and has been seen crossing the country on Amtrak excursions. This is just another way that we link the Cleveland area's rich railroad history from the past to the present.