We are proud to announce the release of our souvenir book: Magnificent Machine: The Official Illustrated History of Steam Locomotive no. 765. Available for pre-order at $25.00, this fully illustrated 92-page book covers the 765’s history from 1944 to 2012.
The Berkshire type steam locomotives of the Nickel Plate Railroad were among the best known and well liked of modern steam locomotives. Famous for speed, reliability, and economy of operation, they became the epitome of modern locomotive design. Since its construction in 1944, one of these locomotives has been on a path to become much more.
Throughout its preservation, rebuilding, and operation, steam locomotive no. 765 has become one of the world’s most famous time machines. Chronicled in stories and essays written and published throughout the locomotive’s public excursion and exhibition service, this book explores 40 years of preserving and making railroad history.