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    Project 358 to restore former Nickel Plate SD9

    The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc announces Project 358, an effort to restore our historic SD9 class diesel locomotive. The project will restore the locomotive’s cosmetic appearance as it ran on the Nickel Plate Road and eventually return it to operational condition. We will be holding a volunteer work session...

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    Roundhouse Podcast features cab ride aboard the 765

    Nick Ozark and The Roundhouse podcast joined us at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in September.

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    Journal Gazette: Headwaters Junction is “iconic, family friendly”

    Following the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s busiest Open House in history, The Journal Gazette published a powerful endorsement of Headwaters Junction: Click here for the full editorial.

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    Record crowds at 2016 Open House

    Over 3,000 visitors took part in the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s Annual Open House on August 19th, 20th and 21st, shattering attendance records for the event. The railroad society was  featured less than eight local articles in local television and newspapers and over 250 members visited the society for...

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    Return of the 767

    Though the 765 is the only surviving Nickel Plate steam locomotive operating today, she was once accompanied by 79 sister engines charged with moving fast freight and passenger trains between Chicago, Fort Wayne and Buffalo, New York. On July 15th, 1951 fate would intervene on the 767’s behalf for the...

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    Railroad attraction moves forward, society rechristens locomotive to honor city history

    NEW HAVEN, INDIANA – The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) made several important announcements today, revealing a major cosmetic change to historic steam locomotive no. 765 and releasing new renderings and information on its riverfront attraction project, Headwaters Junction. “The 765 was preserved by the City of Fort Wayne...