NKP 765 Celebrates Norfolk Southern’s 30th Anniversary

NKP 765 set to pull steam excursions

for employees celebrating Norfolk Southern’s 30 years of service.

Nickel Plate 765 Photo by Mitch Goldman

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is proud to announce that the 1944 restored Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765 has been selected to help celebrate Norfolk Southern’s 30th Anniversary.The locomotive will pull  special business trains  operating out of the railroad’s terminals in Fort Wayne, Elkhart, and Muncie, Indiana as well as in Bellevue and Toledo, Ohio.


Norfolk Southern will use the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 on employee-only business train specials in and around five Midwestern terminals this summer. The operations are called the Blue Ribbon Special and are run for employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. With the trips also tied into Norfolk Southern’s 30th anniversary, these special runs mark the first time NS has used the NKP 765 steam engine directly since its 2005 overhaul.

Scheduled excursion dates have not been release at this time.

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The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is proud to announce that restored Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 has been tapped to help celebrate Norfolk Southern’s 30th Anniversary. The locomotive will pull a

Publish Date: 03/13/2012 7:02

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One Response to NKP 765 Celebrates Norfolk Southern’s 30th Anniversary

  1. Jim says:

    Well, I am not sure, but I could swear today that engine went through Eaton, Indiana on it’s way to Muncie, Indiana. I wish I had known it was coming, then I could had video taped it. Does anyone know when it will return and what route it will be taking?

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