765 Open House August, Excursions in September and October!

Discuss anything news-worthy from the area.

Moderators: Moderator, Administrator

Post Reply
Posts: 230
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:05 am

765 Open House August, Excursions in September and October!

Post by nathansixchime » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:36 am

Climb aboard the largest living steam locomotive east of the Mississippi -- Nickel Plate Road no. 765.

Built in an era when high speed rail was king, Fort Wayne's very own steam locomotive no. 765 will return to the rails this year in a series of passenger excursions in Michigan and Ohio, but before she roars out of Fort Wayne in September, get up close and personal with 400 tons of our incredible time machine. The perfect sensory experience for all ages, visitors can blow the whistle, sit in the engineer's seat, watch the massive wheels turn and feel the earth shake just enough to learn that this is no ordinary history lesson.

The 765 has been in the news recently as the centerpiece to a potential downtown redevelopment project called "Headwaters Junction" -- come experience the 400 ton, 16 foot tall attraction in person like over 50,000 passengers did in 2009.

The society's restoration facility and its historic equipment will be on display and operating during the 2010 Annual Open House where visitors can take in the sights and sounds of vintage railroading and check up on the rehabilitation projects of our volunteers, who are remaking the things that made America great and performing the same work that Fort Wayne did for over 100 years.

Train rides will be offered behind a vintage diesel and historic caboose for $4 and admission to the grounds is absolutely free.

In September, no. 765 will power excursions over the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, a rail line that traverses 51 miles of meadows, wildlife, rivers, ravines, and forests in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Trips will be offered September 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th.

In October, the society will operate two fall foliage roundtrip excursions through central Michigan between Alma and Cadillac on October 16th and Owosso and Alma on October 23rd. These trips will support the Steam Railroading Institute as they begin the rebuilding of their own steam locomotive, Pere Marquette no. 1225.

FWRHS Open House
August 20th, 21st, 22nd
10AM-4PM (Friday and Saturday), 12-4PM (Sunday)

Order tickets or get more information below!

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
September 12th, 18th,
19th, 25th, 26th

Steam Railroading Institute
October 16th
Alma - Cadillac, Michigan
October 23rd
Owosso - Alma, Michigan
Kelly Lynch
Vice President
Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Posts: 47
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:13 pm
Location: Flint,MI

Re: 765 Open House August, Excursions in September and October!

Post by nsglc1985 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:17 pm

who is going to Steam in the valley and October steam

Post Reply