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...

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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...

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Listen for the Whistle: Now Available

From a city park in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the world-famous Horseshoe Curve, ride along with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and its incredible time machine as it inspires and educates thousands throughout the Midwest. Created from over 4,000 hours of footage from 42 years of railroad preservation, LISTEN...

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Travel Refreshed

To celebrate the upcoming release of Listen for the Whistle, we’re premiering Travel Refreshed, a special short film that brings a classic, vintage advertisement to life with the power of the 765. Travel Refreshed represents an era when the railroad was the country’s icon of industry and innovation; ubiquitous in...

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“No. 765 Thrills Again”

Press coverage of steam locomotive no. 765 in her hometown was at an all-time high during the Wabash Cannonball trips, with multiple newspapers and television stations covering the historic journey of the locomotive and train. The locomotive appeared on the front page Fort Wayne’s two local newspapers, a daily paper...

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