Steam Trains are awesome. That much we can all agree on. And while watching a 7 minute video on YouTube of nothing but a single Steam Train might not sound like something you want to do, your kid sure as hell does. If he’s anything like my kid, this will make him poop.
Nickel Plate Road #765
Engine No. 765 is a restored 1944 steam locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works. The engine was restored and is being operated by the Fort Wayne Railroad Society of Indiana.
Historic steam locomotive no. 765 is a high-stepping, fourteen-wheeled, magnificent machine that stands 15 feet tall, weighs 404 tons, goes over 60 miles an hour and it’s restored to the way it looked and sounded when it was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1944.
Celebrated for pulling passenger excursions throughout the country as a goodwill ambassador, the 765 is the pride of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and one of only a handful of steam locomotives that still operate in the United States. [Fort Wayne Railroad]
Nickel Plate Road
This is the name of the railroad line that #765 was built to service.
The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (reporting markNKP), abbreviated NYC&St.L, was a railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. Commonly referred to as the Nickel Plate Road, the railroad served a large area, including trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Its primary connections included Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Toledo. [Wikipedia]
You can learn more about the Nickel Plate Road and view image and videos at the Nickel Plate Railroad Historical and Technical Society website. Check out their YouTube Channel here.