Kick-off the start of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s season with the Hostler Experience or enjoy an exclusive night photo shoot with Nickel Plate Road no. 765!
Join the ranks of a mainline steam locomotive crew and help prepare the 765 for the day’s run. You’ll learn how to awaken the 765’s firebox, service the locomotive’s appliances and running gear, and enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the 765 and its cab for an 8-hour experience. All participants must be able-bodied and wear steel-toed shoes. Space is extremely limited. Click here to book.
This event will feature not only the 765 but also vintage freight cars and cabooses, including the recently restored Wabash caboose 2543. The equipment will be positioned so we can recreate multiple scenes from the Golden Age of Railroading. Click here to book.
Climb aboard, whistle off, and become the engineer of restored Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Choose to run the engine under Throttle Time or learn how to fire the locomotive under Firing Time. Click here to book.