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    Podcast features NKP no. 765 engineer, operations manager

    The Roundhouse Podcast recently recorded an interview with Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Operations Manager and locomotive engineer Rich Melvin. “Starting his railroad career on the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, Rich eventually worked his way up to being the Superintendant of Operations for the Youngstown Division of the Ohio

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    Headwaters Junction and No. 765 Included in Riverfront Masterplan

    On February 4th, the City of Fort Wayne and its consultant SWA Group revealed the master plan for the 700 acres of downtown riverfront. As part of the first phase of enhancements, SWA has recommended the inclusion of Headwaters Junction, a railroad tourist attraction featuring the collection and operations of

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    Join us for 2015

    The start of a new year represents many things to us at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Foremost, it is a season of planning as we look forward to creating a variety of memorable events and activities with our beloved steam locomotive no. 765. The time also allows us

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    Santa Train carries on local railroad traditions

    UPDATED 12/9/12: The Santa Train has enjoyed additional news coverage. WANE-15’s coverage of the 2014 Santa Train underscores its long tradition in the community. The Journal Gazette followed up on its original December 5th report with this story and video: A chance to have a chat with Santa Claus in

  • Video: 21st Century Steam

    Today marks our 42nd anniversary. On November 5th, 1972, a vision to return life to a rusting park monument took hold. That vision has become all that and much more. Enjoy this reflection on 42 years of preserving and making railroad history from our documentary, LISTEN FOR THE WHISTLE, now

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    #Why765 Campaign

    We all have them: The first experience. The exciting train ride. The all-day adventure. Hearing the whistle in the middle of the night. These are memories of the steam locomotive. We want to hear them and learn why you love this 765. On October 28th, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical