Steam to the State Fair The Story of Nickel Plate Road 587

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The New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, better known as “The Nickel Plate Road” was famous for its handsome, dependable steam locomotives. Nickel Plate 2-8-2 #587 is still in service today with the Indiana Transportation Museum.

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The New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, better known as “The Nickel Plate Road” was famous for its handsome, dependable steam locomotives. One such engine, Nickel Plate 2-8-2 #587 is still in service today, now owned by the City of Indianapolis and part of the Indiana Transportation Museum. In this exciting video, we see 587 on one of her premier assignments, hauling the annual “Fair train” to the Indiana State Fair. This is a demanding assignment, requiring the locomotive to make several roundtrips per day.

You’ll see her all along the way as she hustles her trainloads of happy passengers to the State Fair. There’s more! 587 is also a roving goodwill ambassador, and you’ll see her as she travels to various places around Indiana. This is no amusement park engine puttering around a circle of track…she really gets around! If you like steam locomotives, you’ll really enjoy watching this fine lady in action! Features: *587 hauling the Indiana State Fair Train to Indianapolis, *Trips to various points in Indiana and Ohio, *See the locomotive cross high bridges and go through a tunnel, *Enjoy seeing 587 out on the mainline, *Ride in her cab, *Ride on-board the train. Narration can be turned on or off.

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2 reviews for Steam to the State Fair The Story of Nickel Plate Road 587

  1. Ricky

    While majority of this DVD features 587 operating at The Indiana Transportation Museum Between Downtown Indianapolis & Noblesville with the state fair train, There is a flashback segment of a doubleheader with 611, & Tripleheading with 1218 on its way to the 1989 NRHS convention.

  2. Kevin Willie

    Great Video

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