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    Galesburg Zephyr Annulled

    Dear passengers, supporters and friends – Our operations have experienced a tremendous amount of success throughout the years, but ticket sales for the GALESBURG ZEPHYR have been less than satisfactory. While interest in these trips has been meaningful, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our excursions on June 25th...

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    765 to operate excursion to Galesburg Railroad Days in June

    UPDATE: June 17th. These trips have been cancelled. For more information, please review our statemet here: http://fortwaynerailroad.org/2016/06/galesburg-zephyr-annulled/ CHICAGO, May 24, 2016 – For the first time in over a decade, a steam-powered passenger excursion will depart downtown Chicago Union Station on June 25th and 26th.

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    Steam locomotive 765 to appear at Franklin Park Fest, operate excursion with Metra

    CHICAGO, May 4, 2016 – The second weekend in June will mark an historic occasion for rail fans with the return of the Nickel Plate Road’s locomotive No. 765 to the Chicago region.

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    Society tackles projects in new year, wins grant for additional riverfront work

    NEW HAVEN, Indiana – The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc (FWRHS) is moving to replace major components of historic steam locomotive no. 765 and take on a variety of other projects in 2016 after another successful year of operations.

  • Ohio residents Brad Taylor and his family regularly volunteer throughout the year on Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765, based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    765 Brings Taylor Family Together

    The News Sentinel recently featured the Taylors – one of several families that participates in maintaining and operating Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 together.

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    2015 in Review

    Was 2015 business as usual? Yes – and hardly. If the business of mainline steam can be summed up in the safe and enjoyable experiences of several thousand men, women and families behind our living time machine, then the 765 punched the clock. While the 765 and her crew have...