For the first time this season, NKP 765 stretches her legs on home turf, heading east on the Nickel Plate's Buffalo-Chicago mainline with a Cleveland bound deadhead move. A beautiful spring mornin... (more)
NKP 765 leading a passenger special in Ohio
From the same era in American history, but this 40's Plymouth isn't in nearly as good shape as 765, as she flies over the Missouri River bridge above. Canon 350D.
Railroad photography has changed dramatically from the days of film technology. A good case in point is this pan shot, taken with a Nikon FE2 and Kodachrome 64 transparency film. If I had my curre... (more)
Preservation happens not only with monuments and machines, but with skills passed from one generation to the next. Inside the cramped quarters of the 765's smokebox, 41-year railroad veteran Bill ... (more)
After making adjustments to the eccentric rod, Jason Sobczynski pauses to speak with a 50 year railroad veteran and former Wabash Railroad employee at the railroad's former locomotive shops.
This early August morning finds NKP #765 and Pere Marquette #1225 steaming back into Owasso after morning photo runs north of town.
Steamtown Yard in Scranton Pa is busy tonight as a Lackawanna crew does some switching a NKP GP9 finishes some switching chores on another yard track.
The 765 and 8100 cross the Beaver River between New Brighton and Beaver Falls, en route to Homewood Junction. From there, the excursion train will be turned on the wye, and head back to Conway. ... (more)
The Nickel Plate Road 765 and NS NKP heritage unit 8100 on the Harrisburg Division employee excursion back down the Lurgan Line onto the Reading Bridge to wye the train. This view offers a detaile... (more)
NKP 765 passes a stack train on the Rockville Bridge.
Crossing Illinois Central diamond on TP&W.
Thanks Google! Google Street View has been one of greatest tools for railfanning. In fact, I had been using Street View to scout locations to shoot NKP 765 a day before I was going to chase... (more)
The Nickel Plate Road 765 steam engine and NKP Heritage unit pass by the expansive NS Harrisburg Yard during an employee excursion run.
Splitting the NKP intermediates at MP 315.7, NKP 765 and NS 8100 (the NKP heritage unit) pilot five empty passenger cars towards Bellevue for employee excursions the following weekend. The famous ... (more)