Old Locomotive Chugs to Life

As Engine No. 765 belched a plume of black, soot-laden smoke into the clear October sky, 6-year-old Levi Jones’ eyes widened and a big grin spread across his face. “That was neat,” he said, staring at the massive black machine parked not 15 feet from him. The old, and beautifully...

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Sound and Square in a New Career

By Richard Melvin, Operations Manager The 765’s first revenue trips of her third career are now history. Operationally, these trips could not have gone any better. We got first class treatment from Norfolk Southern on the deadhead moves to and from North Judson, while the Chesapeake and Indiana also rolled...

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245lbs of Appreciation

On May 20th, 2009, locomotive no. 765 and her train moved onto the former Nickel Plate Road tracks in New Haven to begin her trip to North Judson, Indiana. Norfolk Southern dutifully escorted the special move past East Wayne yards, merging onto former Wabash and Pennsylvania Railroad lines to enable...

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2008: A Transformational Year

By Glenn Brendel, President Beginning in the fall of 2007, our Society embarked on an unheralded period of change. It was little noticed at the time, but the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society began a period of transition which would fundamentally change how we do business in a remarkable and...

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