Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Steamfest 2010 Featuring NKP 765
Added: October 22, 2010
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Remarks: The Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire No. 765. This is the historic steam locomotive No. 765: a high-stepping, fourteen wheeled magnificent machine that stands 15 feet tall, weighs 404 tons, and goes over 60 miles an hour, restored to the way it looked and sounded when it was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1944.... This engine is the largest operating steam locomotive east of the Mississippi, and is the pride of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. This steam engine was featured in the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Steamfest 2010. This was my first time seeing a live, working steam engine up close and personal. I've seen pictures and static displays, but never a working steam engine. In the words of my 16 year old son (Justin)... "THAT WAS AWESOME!" ... And indeed it was!