A Roger Puta Photograph
NKP 765 simmers at sunrise being readied for the 2nd day of the Fort Wayne Historical Society's open house. The 765 2nd rebuild was finished a few short weeks prior to this date.
765 is parked at the Hinton Depot being readied for a private charter run to White Sulfur Springs. For several years in the 1980's, these trips were chartered by the USF&G Insurance Group, and ran... (more)
A trip from Steamtown to the Delaware Water Gap and back re-creates part of the famous "Phoebe Snow" train. Here, the train passes the former DL&W station.
Waiting in a field near the Wisconsin/Illinois border, I hear the faint whistle of a steam locomotive. She's close, I can feel the rumble. Blowing for every crossing in between me and it, the smok... (more)
Steam in the Valley 2016
"The Varsity" Steam Excursion with Nickel Plate 765 crosses a bridge along Fox Lake during its eastbound return trip to Chicago from Janesville, WI with Metra Train 942. The train will ... (more)
The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's 1944 Lima 2-8-4 Berkshire sits at the Metra Western Avenue Shop after spending the afternoon on display at Franklin Park Fest's Railroad Day. Tomorro... (more)
The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's 1944 Lima 2-8-4 Berkshire sits at the Metra Western Avenue Shop after spending the afternoon on display at Franklin Park Fest's Railroad Day. Tomorrow... (more)
Southern Railway’s Only Berkshire
During the steam era, the Southern Railway never rostered any locomotives of the 2-8-4 wheel arrangement. In 1981, however, that changed when the ... (more)
A throng of fans observe the 765 as she moves through the yard next to 759 where the two will be on static display for the day.
The sun has come out late on the afternoon of a mostly cloudy day as NKP 765 speeds westbound with the excursion back to Bellevue from Orrville.
Nickel Plate Berkshire no. 765 and tool car have been turned at Orrville and will couple onto the excursion back to Bellevue on the former W&LE.