Pere Marquette #1225 Hi Balls In Winter!

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The Pere Marquette #1225 a 2-8-4 Berkshire locomotive is the sister locomotive to the Nickle Plate Road’s #765.

She is owned by the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation and is used for rail excursions on the Great Lakes Central Railroad.

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#1225 is the same locomotive that inspired the book and Warner Brother’s movie The Polar Express!

Her blueprints were used as a prototype along with her sounds for the locomotive in the movie.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Great Lakes Central Railroad
  • Train Name: Pere Marquette #1225 (Berkshire)
  • Power type: 2-8-4 Steam Locomotive class N-1
  • Builder: Lima Locomotive Works 1941
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 727,300 lbs
  • fuel type: coal

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Pere Marquette #1225 excursion or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!

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