Legacy Fort Wayne Calls Railroad, Riverfront Idea “Bold, Transformative”

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Legacy Fort Wayne, a program of community investment started by Mayor Tom Henry, released its official recommendation for the initial use of up to $20 million in Legacy funds, naming the Headwaters Junction proposal as “big, bold, and transformative” and an idea that “should not be...

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Plan would give steam locomotive home downtown

As reported in the Journal Gazette: Headwaters Junction, [is] an educational and entertainment venue that would provide a link to local attractions like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, isn’t new. It was first proposed the idea more than two years ago, before the historic Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad...

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What is Headwaters Junction?

  Steam locomotive 765 already represents a remarkable national tourist attraction with a proven 30 year track record. Far from marginalization in a textbook, the 765 is not just living history, but a sensory experience. With annual visitors, supporters, and passengers from all 50 states and a handful of countries,...

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Santa Train Ridership Breaks Record

Read more in the Journal Gazette’s coverage: This weekend’s attendance would make it the biggest single weekend in the event’s 16-year history. The combination of trains and Santa is a winning one that draws hundreds of people each year. The event is a tribute to a holiday tradition by department...

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“The Engine That Still Can”

“Train Buffs Bring Special Locomotive to Town” – St. Louis Disptach September 9th, 2012 The volunteers who move the Nickel Plate Road No. 765 steam engine conduct a 400-ton symphony on rails. On Saturday morning, it was that whistle that alerted Kyle Timmerman, 21, of Pacific, that the 765 was...

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On the Verge of History

Monday, August 13th saw the 765 cross world-famous Horseshoe Curve on the downhill run to Harrisburg. On Monday, August 20th, the 765 will make the dramatic climb up the Allegheny Mountains back to Conway Yard in Pittsburgh. The trip is planned to commence at 6AM from Enola Yards in Harrisburg....

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