NKP 765 July 18th

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NKP 765 July 18th

Post by matt » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:33 am

I see the NKP 765 is supposed to go to Lafayette from Ft. Wayne on July 18th. I was wondering where it's supposed to leave from in Ft Wayne, what route it's taking and if it's returning to Ft. Wayne at the same spot. Thanks for any info.

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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by Bob Durnell » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:25 am

The train will leave from the Do-It Best world headquarters on Nelson Road on the NS Huntington District (former Wabash) run to Lafayette and then return to the same spot. The train will then be turned around, serviced and readied for the Sunday trip.
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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:32 pm

The turnaround move Bob mentioned is fun to watch.It is usually wye'd via Hugo and Junction.

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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by Bob Durnell » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:05 pm

Yes, I didn't get to follow the turnaround move the last time, I'm hoping to follow it this year, after we get off the train.
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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by matt » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:20 pm

Do you know what time it's supposed to leave and return?

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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by Bob Durnell » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:16 am

The train is scheduled to leave Fort Wayne at 8 AM, and return around 6PM.
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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by matt » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:49 am

Thanks for the info!!

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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by matt » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:52 am

Actually I have one more question and that would be if anyone knows the best locations to get pics for this trip? I won't be able to watch it leave but I'll be able to see it return.

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Re: NKP 765 July 18th

Post by Bob Durnell » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:43 am

A train moving west in the morning and east in the afternoon is kind of a worst case scenario for a photographer. If you want quality pics, you will likely have to scout a location where the trees or terrain somewhat block the afternoon sun, unless of course it is cloudy. I use Bing maps and Google street view to scout out potential photo locations.
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