Following over two years of research, negotiations, planning, and scheduling, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will be highballing Nickel Plate Road no. 765 to North Judson, Indiana’s Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in May.
No. 765 will operate roundtrips on preserved Chesapeake and Ohio trackage between North Judson and LaCrosse, Indiana Memorial Day Weekend and Father’s Day Weekend this summer. The locomotive will pull three trips daily both weekends using the Ohio Central Railroad’s passenger fleet with all trips departing North Judson featuring photo runs for passengers.
Tickets for these trips are on available at www.765.org or by calling 260-493-3885.
In July, no. 765 will travel to Owosso, Michigan to star alongside Lima Locomotive Works relatives PM no. 1225 and SP. no. 4449 in the nation’s largest railroading event of the year as it and seven other historic steam locomotives operate in public exhibition and recreational passenger service. The 765 will be on live-steam static display July 24th and 25th and operate a day-long passenger excursion on July 26th.
Tickets for this event may be purchased online at www.trainfestival2009.com.