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At the turn of the 20th Century, Fort Wayne, Indiana was one of the most industrious railroad towns in the Midwest. Connected by rail to every major city in the nation, it was also home to high speed passenger trains and the revered steam locomotive.

Now, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society offers outstanding, educational experiences through the operation of one of the last surviving steam locomotives in the world: Nickel Plate Road no. 765.


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I had the pleasure of riding behind that steam loco on the Joliet Rocket excursion by @FortWayneRails last year. I still think back to how fun that trip was. (I definitely recommend getting your tickets for this year's excursion! ➡️

We just got our tix for The Joliet Rocket! The roundtrip excursion features craft cocktails, appetizers, re-enactors and a VIP reception in downtown Chicago. All aboard! @FortWayneRails @NickelPlate765 Get yours here: