NS Employee Appreciation Special ran trips from Berkeley Yard to St. Peters, MO.
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)
Historic Vehicles #1. The owner of this beautiful 1947 Cadillac brought his historic convertible out to witness another fine product on the 1940s: NKP 765. The Cadillac looks great juxtapos... (more)
Nickel Plate Road 765 sits at NS Berkeley Yard after a day of running down from Decatur, IL as NS Train 099. A pair of Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Watchmen are up on the engine keeping... (more)
The noon run of NS Train 099 marches over Lindbergh Boulevard and past a billboard appropriate for the weekend.
The 9 A.M. run of NS Train 099 is on the final approach back into Berkeley past Lambert Airport behind the WAB and ITC Heritage Locomotives.
The Wabash Heritage Locomotive camps out at the east end of the Employee Appreciation Train. The WAB and IT Heritage Units will lead the train back into Berkeley after each westbound run this wee... (more)
Here's a look at the engineer's side of Nickel Plate 765 as she's kept nice and hot through the night by her dedicated volunteer caretakers. Taken with permission from NS Corp. and Fort Wayne Rai... (more)
Contrast this with looking into the belly of an oil burner like UP 844. Certainly a different animal in a lot of ways, but once you have steam, it's pretty much the same. Taken with permission f... (more)
The 2-8-4 Berkshire sits at Berkeley under clear moon lit skies. Taken with permission from NS Corp.
Successful birthday. On its 68th birthday, NKP 765 enjoys a quiet slumber away from the majority of the crowds that greeted it throughout the day as a couple of crew members chat on the gro... (more)
The handsome #765 leads the noon employee special back into Berkeley Yard.
After the noon train arrived back at Berkeley Yard, the consist was split up to head home.The IT heritage unit did this work and is seen here switching.
The diesel power on the eastend of the NS Employee special lead the noon train back to Berkeley Yard.
Golden light glints off of NKP 765 as it watches the sun dip below of the horizon, signaling the end to a perfect day of steam excursions on the NS and a successful 68th birthday. Taken on NS prop... (more)