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1.5:1 Scale Pere Marquette N-1 Class Berkshire #1225 "Polar Express"

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Pere Marquette 1225 is a class "N-1" 2-8-4 "Berkshire" type steam locomotive built in October 1941 for the Pere Marquette Railway (PM) by Lima Locomotive Works (LLW) in Lima, Ohio. No. 1225 is one of two surviving Pere Marquette 2-8-4 locomotives, the other being 1223, which is on display at the Tri-Cities Historical Society near the ex-Grand Trunk Western (GTW) coaling tower in Grand Haven, Michigan. It is perhaps most famous for serving as the basis for the locomotive in the 2004 film, The Polar Express.


The Pere Marquette Railway used No. 1225 in regular service from the locomotive's construction in 1941 until the railroad merged into Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) in 1947; it remained in use on C&O's Michigan lines until 1951. Slated for scrapping, 1225 was acquired by Michigan State University in 1957 and placed on static display.

In 1969, a group of students took an interest in No. 1225, and in 1971, The Michigan State University Railroad Club was formed and began work to restore No. 1225 to operational status, an effort that culminated in its first excursion run in 1988. The locomotive, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now used on excursion trains called, "the North Pole Express" from Owosso, Michigan, to Ashley, Michigan over the former Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway, now Great Lakes Central Railroad operated by the Michigan Steam Railroading Institute.




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10/09/2021 4:32 am
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Chasmori
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I'm not complaining but I'm pretty sure it's Halloween not christmas
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10/09/2021 5:30 am
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posted the polar express for nostalgia reasons thats all, wasnt meant for halloween
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10/09/2021 5:45 am
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Yeah I thought so it was just a joke
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