The last NKP steam powered train

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The last NKP steam powered train

Post by Notch 8 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:28 am

May 29, 1958: "Last steam engine-drawn train on the Nickel Plate Railroad in Fort Wayne, Indiana."

Question: What was the number of that Berkshire ?
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Re: The last NKP steam powered train

Post by Bob Durnell » Sun May 12, 2019 8:23 pm

According to the info I have, the final steam run through Fort Wayne was an eastbound Calumet to to Bellevue run on June 20th by #740. The final steam run ANYWHERE on the NKP was July 2nd with with #746. Of course #765 was fired up for stationary duty to heat a passenger train that winter.
The sweetest sounds in the world: A pair 567's at idle, and a non turbo 645 in run 8!

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