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Old Posted Mar 28, 2009, 2:27 PM
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In the 1980s I volunteered with Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's Nickel Plate Railroad locomotive 765. That was when there were mainline excursions with big power, at speed. All-day excursions with 500 or more seats often sold out both days of a weekend.

In this photo, NKP 765 is headed to Chicago in 1985 with one coach and a freight train to drop off at the EJ&E interchange. The engine will proceed to Proviso yard to power a series of excursions on the Northwestern. Here 765 waits in a siding in 1985 as a Norfolk-Southern freight train passes. The photo below is a link to a large set of NKP 765 shop and excursion photos on my web site:
Getting thrown out of railroad stations since 1979!

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