Nickel Plate Road No. 765

By Robert A Strezze; posted September 23, 2017

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It was my intention to head over to the Richfield, Ohio show today. However, I saw that Nickle Plate Road No. 765 was in town and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to go for a ride.

For those interested in such things, No. 765 is a 2-8-4 "Berkshire" type steam locomotive built for the Nickel Plate Road in 1944 by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. Classified as a "S-2" class Berkshire, the locomotive operated fast, heavy freight and passenger trains until retirement in 1958.

The locomotive was restored in 1979 and then had a major overhaul in 2005. It is owned and maintained by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc