The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and Metra partnered up for a weekend of 'Joliet Rocket' steam excursions between Joliet and Chicago, IL.
Nickel Plate Road 765 leads the Joliet Rocket out of New Lenox on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Nickel Plate Road 765, a 1944 Lima Locomotives built 2-8-4 Berkshire leads the “Joliet Rocket” through New Lenox en route to Chicago LaSalle Street Station. on a beautiful Sunday, September mornin... (more)
Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 cruises under the former Rock Island signal bridge at CP Robbins near Blue Island, IL with the "Joliet Rocket" excursion bound for Chicago. The engine put on... (more)
NKP 765 leads the first "Joliet Rocket" of the weekend under the historic New Lenox Wabash bridge.
Preparation for The Joliet Rocket inbound // LaSalle Street Station // Chicago IL
NKP 765 blasts through Tinley Park after a weekend of excursions between Joliet and downtown Chicago.
Nickel Plate Road 765 charges towards LaSalle Street with the 2018 Joliet Rocket!
NKP 765 storms out of New Lenox with the Joliet Rocket.
After a fun-filled day of excursions, NKP 765 heads east past Tinley Park to the yard where she will spend the night. The locomotive revisits the former Rock Island for the second consecutive yea... (more)
NKP 765 opens up as she hauls the Joliet Rocket through Robbins, IL under Rock Island searchlights.
Nickel Plate 765 rifles through a rare bucolic scene in Oak Forest, IL. The 2018 Joliet Rocket ran most of its METRA excursion mileage in urban settings.
NKP 765 races east past a small crowd in New Lenox.
NKP 765 charges through Mokena with the "Joliet Rocket".
Nickel Plate Road 765, a 1942 Lima Locomotives built 2-8-4 Berkshire arrives in Chicago at LaSalle Street Station during the Sunday afternoon "Joliet Rocket" excursion. This was the last... (more)