This year will see the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society operate the 765 over 3,000 miles during 22 trips for Norfolk Southern.
Against the backdrop of these incredible operations, the Society will be producing a feature length documentary on mainline steam locomotive operation in the 21st Century. The production will feature exclusive content covering the preparation, transportation, and journey of the 765 and its crew on the road in 2012 and feature stories and media from the four decades since the Society was founded.
The Society will be enlisting the help of a professional film company to create this chronicle, but we want your help too! Throughout the year we’ll be accepting submissions from videographers, photographers, and railfans of the 765 in action. Those who have their contributions accepted will be given a one year membership and a chance to ride aboard the 765 in the future. And if you’ve ever dreamed of being paid to have exclusive access to the 765, we’re also hiring freelance videographers with professional backgrounds to capture the action! To be considered, submit examples of your work to Communications Director Kelly Lynch at lynch @ fwrhs.org.
- Recent videos must be shot in high definition, stable or with a tripod, be in focus, and have clear sound (i.e. no wind noise). Vintage film or video that doesn’t meet these specifications may be considered based on content. We are looking for material 1944 – present if you have it!
- Photos must be in focus, properly exposed and composed, and unedited.
- We are looking for exciting, dramatic footage of the 765 in action, interviews, behind the scenes work, or interesting or unusual coverage.