NKP 765 Steam is Back for Railfan Days!

Travel back to 1944 this summer and enjoy a day with the famous steam locomotive NKP No. 765! Ride aboard a vintage freight train, photograph historic scenes straight out of
the 1940s, and enjoy a very special day for photographers, videographers, and
rail fans alike.

The NKP 765 will be powering a number of steam excursions this summer. The 765 will traverse the historic line of the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, a scenic east-west stretch of railroad with trestles, rivers, and a recreated rail yard with signal tower, station, operating Nickel Plate signals, props, vintage automobiles, and actors in period dress. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Indiana steam railroading, dozens of runbys throughout the day, a ride in the cab of the NKP 765, and an extended night photo session in North Judson. The day will be catered to the patrons with dozens of opportunities to ride and photograph from sunset to sunrise.

Don’t miss this unique experience to get up close and personal with the largest
operating steam locomotive east of the Mississippi.

July 1st – all day, includes night photo session


The freight train will comprise of several vintage freight cars from the Wabash,
Nickel Plate, Norfolk & Western and Chicago & North Western painted especially for
this event and a bay window Nickel Plate caboose that will carry an early 400 series
steam era number.


* $275.00, includes lunch, light refreshments and transportation
* $125.00 spouse/child fare.
* $25.00 for cab ride.

Click here to purchase your ticket today! Patrons are confirmed once payment has
been processed. Photo location details and travel information will be provided to

NKP 765 Returns to the Hoosier Valley

NKP 765 successfully pulled more than 4000 passengers at HVRM in 2009 and we expect this year to be even more successful, so buy your tickets early! Trains will operate at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm each day and passengers can choose …

Publish Date: 02/11/2011 12:20


The Nickel Plate Road 765

The Nickel Plate Road 765 is one of the more well known large steam locomotives in the country due to its long operating service hauling excursions since the late summer of 1979. Over the years the 2-8-4 Berkshire has been operated all …

Publish Date: 01/25/2011 19:41


View topic – Train Festival 2011 – Rock Island, IL (July 21-24

Also, NKP 765 will be running a excursion from Chicago to Rock Island before the event and back to Chicago afterwards. Expect tickets for those excursions to go on sale shortly. Sounds like the most likely route will be the BNSF out to …

Publish Date: 04/24/2011 8:33


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2 Responses to NKP 765 Steam is Back for Railfan Days!

  1. Brian Draughan says:

    I understand nkp 765 came through elpaso ill along route 24 on tp&w line heading for peoria will it be returning the same way if so when. Wouldnt want to miss it.

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