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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.


It’s been a busy day at the shop as work progresses on our century old Wabash caboose and SD9 no. 358. You can support these important preservation projects here:


New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (Nickel Plate Road) steam locomotive # 765 powering the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society “Joliet Rocket” into Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station on Sunday, September 16, 2018. @NickelPlate765 @FortWayneRails