Stunning Aerial View Of #1225 The Pere Marquette

Stunning Aerial View Of #1225 The Pere Marquette | Train Fanatics Videos

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

The Pere Marquette 2-8-4 locomotive is the only surviving Berkshire Class along with the Nickel Plate Road #765. She is owned by the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation and is used for rail excursions on the Great Lakes Central Railroad.

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 with the Pere Marquette #1225 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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