Return of the 767

Though the 765 is the only surviving Nickel Plate steam locomotive operating today, she was once accompanied by 79 sister engines charged with moving fast freight and passenger trains between Chicago, Fort Wayne and Buffalo, New York. On July 15th, 1951 fate would intervene on the 767’s behalf for the...

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Railroad attraction moves forward, society rechristens locomotive to honor city history

NEW HAVEN, INDIANA – The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) made several important announcements today, revealing a major cosmetic change to historic steam locomotive no. 765 and releasing new renderings and information on its riverfront attraction project, Headwaters Junction. “The 765 was preserved by the City of Fort Wayne...

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Railroad society announces 2016 Open House, Throttle Time and more

Friday, August 19th Press Conference, 10:30AM. Open House, 10AM-4PM Saturday, August 20th Open House featuring Members Day, 10AM-4PM Sunday, August 21st Open House, 12PM-4PM The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will host its Open House on August 19th, 20th and 21st! Our annual event features the live steam display of...

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2015 in Review

Was 2015 business as usual? Yes – and hardly. If the business of mainline steam can be summed up in the safe and enjoyable experiences of several thousand men, women and families behind our living time machine, then the 765 punched the clock. While the 765 and her crew have...

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