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NKP 765, The Early Years

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This video captures much of the first operations for this newly restored Nickel Plate 2-8-4 by the Ft. Wayne Historical Society in the 1970’s.

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This video captures much of the first operations for this newly restored Nickel Plate 2-8-4 by the Ft. Wayne Historical Society in the 1970’s. The first run in 1979, then in 1980 and runs on the Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad with break-in freights and excursions.Travels toward Bellevue on a cold snowy day in 1979 and then 1980 begins with a one- way run with coaches from Bellevue back to Fort Wayne as it continues westward to Illinois.

We also see 765 on the turntable, and preparing for a freight run to Effner (Illinois) which turned into a 2-day journey. When the engine was sent back to Ft. Wayne, it went at the head of a freight train, and we see some nice running here, including pacing scenes. This was fun stuff to see with a big mainline engine hauling real revenue freight once again. Shot on super 8 sound movies.

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  1. 5 out of 5 Love 765, Love NKP, Love Steam!

    This Newly Released DVD in 2014, Features the Test Runs & First Excursions of 765 During the Transition of the 1970’s to the 1980’s (December 1, 1979-June 20, 1980). There Are a couple of scenes that nobody noticed. 1. There was a Musical segment during the rest of the first chasing Day as Greg’s Super 8 Sound Film Camera’s Mike Refused to Co-operate. And 2. After doing some Pushing Service on The TP&W, 765 is Running light, Going Backwards, & Blowing its own 2 Whistles at The Same Time.

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