“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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Historic 765 has money-making power

The Journal Gazette’s columnist Frank Gray writes in this September 7th piece: “I wondered, though, how did ticket sales go for the October trips for the city? Usually, tickets for the train’s excursions sell out in a couple of days. Well, in Fort http://www.snortrescue.org/buy/ Wayne, tickets went on sale Sunday...

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Young volunteers adopt steam locomotive

The railroad historical society’s youngest volunteers have chosen one of the oldest steam locomotives in the state as their project. Troy Kleman, Bryson Sleppy, and Jerett Godeke talk us through the early stages of cosmetic repair on one of two remaining Wabash Railroad steam locomotives in the world. Formerly Wabash...

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Red: A Father’s Railroad Legacy

The bond between father, son, and locomotive spans generations in this story written by former railroad historical society president Dan Lynch for the Journal Gazette in June, 1990. The news that Comiskey Park in Chicago is to be torn down made me realize just how long ago I was last...

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“400 tons of Americana”

Stories from our Rocky River and Cleveland area trips and our positioning move to Altoona, Pennsylvania. “Nickel Plate Railroad engine steams into town, thrilling passengers, onlookers” Story from West Life Community News: If not for the cellphones and digital cameras, the scene at the old Rocky River railroad station on...

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“A Legacy for Steam Power”

  No. 765 is a rolling Hollywood production, creating, as Walt Disney called it, “a happening” in every town it travels through. This is no ordinary history lesson. It’s an icon of Midwest industry and innovation. It is Fort Wayne incarnate. Few cities can claim they have their own train,...

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