We service and repairdiesel locomotives, steam locomotives, privately-owned passenger railcars and railcars for commercial use. Our certified mechanics will get your railcar back to work.
Our projects range from restoring historical steam engines and rolling stock, to restoring our very own historic B&O roundhouse building. Visit ourprojects pageto see what is new.
If you would like to make a donation to help continue our projects, please click above. Your help is gratefully appreciated. All payments are processed securely by PayPal. Donate to historical preservation.
Welcome to the Midwest Railway Preservation Society's website! Our mission here at MRPS is to collect, preserve, educate, and operate railroading history. We offer our knowledge, experience, and expertise to private railcar owners a service they can depend on for their repairs, renovations, and service inspections. We service diesel locomotives, vintage steam locomotives, and railcars. We have manyprojectsgoing on - from remodeling the roundhouse to working on our steam locomotive – 4070. Yes! That’s right! We are working on a steam locomotive. I hope that this site will excite you to come down and join us in our work to preserve Cleveland’s vital history. No matter what your background, there is something here for everyone to do. Also, after you are a member, you can pick up new skills. Learn more about how you can become a memberof the Midwest Railway Preservation Society. We want to excite the mind and educate the public, young and old. We want to become a destination for Clevelanders and tourists as one of Cleveland's and Ohio's notable railroad history, preservation, restoration and education organizations.
MRPS is offering you a chance to own this one-of-a-kind HANDMADE electric guitar! The guitar, built by our own member and terrific volunteer Sid Workman of Swamp Road Guitar Company, features a body made from a joist from the historic B&O roundhouse roof! This old growth, dense, closely grained wood gives this guitar not only a unique look and finish, but incredibly superior sustain and tone!
This Tele-style also features a solid maple, truss-rod adjustable neck, Seymour Duncan humbucking pick-up in the chrome bridge position, a Vintage Lip-Stick Tube pick-up in the neck position, chrome switch plate and knobs and 3 position selector switch. Functional and beautiful! It would look at home on your wall with other collectibles or fronting your own rail fan rock band!! The nicely radiuses maple neck and nickel steel frets, allow for a lightning fast action and smooth fingering along its entire length, and a hard case and cord complete the package.
Tickets will be $25.00 each and will be available on our website, or by visiting the roundhouse during open hours. MRPS will only sell 200 tickets for this unique instrument so demand will be high! DON’T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF CLEVELAND RAILROAD HISTORY!
The drawing will be held at the September 9, 2017 open house. Winner need not be present.
Proceeds benefit the Roundhouse Restoration Fund.
Historic B&O Roundhouse
Work on our vintage locomotives and rolling stock. We need more volunteers who are willing to help restore these historic pieces. Be part of history. Call Steve Korpos at 216-781-3629. Click Here