Pere Marquette #1225 Hi Balls In Winter

Pere Marquette #1225 Hi Balls In Winter | Train Fanatics Videos

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.

#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!

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates