Nickel Plate Road No. 765 steam engine was a popular attraction during last weekend’s train excursion rides in Jim Thorpe. The Reading and Northern Railroad No. 425 steam engine was also on-hand.
765 is a massive 2-8-4 “Berkshire” type steam locomotive built for the Nickel Plate Road Railroad 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. Pere Marquette 1225 is also a Lima built Berkshire very similar in appearance and specifications to 765.
Following a restoration in 1979 and after a major overhaul in 2005, 765 operates in public exhibition and passenger excursion train service. It is owned and maintained by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc (FWRHS) and listed as no. 96001010 on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information and Source, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_Plate_765.
Below video courtesy of Truck316 on YouTube:
Below photos courtesy Dale Freudenberger:
Below photos courtesy of Tolan Kunkel:
(Click HERE to view a video of the Reading & Northern 425 and Nickel Plate Road 765 by Tolan.)
Click HERE to view more photos of No. 765 via Google.