For the second time in history, Lima Locomotive counterparts Pere Marquette no. 1225 and Nickel Plate Road no. 765 will be reunited, this time for TrainFestival 2009 in Owosso, Michigan at the Steam Railroading Institute. This unique celebration allows the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and the Steam Railroading Institute another opportunity to work together in their railroad preservation mission. The official press release can be read online here.
Both no. 765 and no. 1225 will operate passenger excursions during TrainFestival 2009. Tickets are now on sale for a special earlybird discount at www.trainfestival2009.com