RailPictures.Net Photo: NKP 765 Nickel Plate Road Steam 2-8-4 at Owosso, Michigan by Kevin Madore
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Nickel Plate Road (more..)
Steam 2-8-4 (more..)
Smith Crossing (more..)
Owosso, Michigan, USA (more..)
August 29, 2009
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NKP 765 (more..)
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On borrowed time. The ultimate, and last generation of main line steam crosses a quiet Michigan farm, one early morning in 1957. Built just 13 years earlier, Nickel Plate's Berkshire #765 easily handles this 31-car freight, but alas, more efficient locomotives, powered by internal combustion engines are rapidly taking over America's railroads. The surviving steamers have largely been replaced in passenger service and within a year, even this 400-ton youngster will be forced into early retirement. Fortunately, her relatively short service, and the efforts of many volunteers helped ensure her preservation for future generations to appreciate. This late 50s-era re-creation courtesy of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, the Steam Railroading Institute, the Great Lakes Central Railroad, and Lerro Productions.
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