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Van Swearingen (C&O, NKP, PM) Berkshires (2-8-4)
The Van Swearingen Brothers standarized freight power for their railroads with nearly identical 2-8-4 Berkshires. Two of these engines are still in excursion service.
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Photo ID: 722387

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2011


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 722339

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Annawan, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2011


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 722336

Runnin’ Late in ’88!

The final excursion of the 1988 NRHS convention was planned to be a 420-mile round trip from Bound Brook, New Jersey to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The air condi... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Lyons, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 31, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 722246

It’s early evening, and the passengers of 1988 NRHS Convention circle trip to Reading should be having dinner or at their hotels. Instead, they are just entering the Allentown area, and will finis... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 24, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 722127

The 1988 NRHS convention featured two excursions with Nickel Plate 765 making forays from northern New Jersey into eastern Pennsylvania. The first, on July 24, 1988, ran down Conrail’s West Trento... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 24, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 721368

The NKP 765 is ready to head up and over Penobscot Mountain on the return trip to Bethlehem.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2015


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jan 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 721046

PM 1225 on its way North to Ashley Mi

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Ashley, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 14, 2019


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By: Speedshot Photos

Added: Dec 29, 2019

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Photo ID: 720222

Northbound PM 1225 in Elsie Michigan over Bear Creek trestle

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Elsie, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 19, 2019


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By: Speedshot Photos

Added: Dec 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 720221

Northbound PM 1225 in Elsie Michigan

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Elsie, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 19, 2019


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By: Speedshot Photos

Added: Dec 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 718312

With a second rebirth given to the C&O 2716 it leads an excursion west over the TP&W as it crosses the Wabash River at Logansport.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Logansport, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CO 2716
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 1996


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Nov 30, 2019

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Photo ID: 712408

"King of the Road" THE shot I wasn't always confident we'd be able to pull off coming into the weekend at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society b... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Akron , Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 2019


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By: Ddrennenphoto

Added: Oct 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 710799

On the 21st of September, NKP 765 ran on the CVL for the first time for the 9th straight year, bringing with it many people along the tracks. Here, it leads the 2 PM Rockside run -45 minutes late-... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Peninsula, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2019


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By: Chicago Line Railfan

Added: Sep 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 706649

Nickel Plate 765 leads one of the excursions that was part of the ill-fated 1988 NRHS convention through East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania. This trip went from Bound Brook, New Jersey through Phil... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 24, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 699951

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroads' "Steam to the Valley" Excursion with NKP 765 backs into the Boston Mill Station after completing one of the photo runbys.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Peninsula, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2018


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By: Dom Blevins (sjrailfan35)

Added: Jun 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 691808

Short-lived Southern 2-8-4 2716 crosses over the Rivanna River north of Charlottesville, Virginia. The ex-C&O Alco is on the return leg of an Alexandria – Charlottesville round trip.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2716
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 24, 2019

Views: 4,986
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