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NKP 765 steam up
« on: June 05, 2005, 11:13:48 AM »
The overhaul of Nickel Plate 765 is nearly finished now. Expect it to be in steam and moving again this summer.

No dates have been set yet.

Anybody have more information?
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Re: NKP 765 steam up
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005, 11:21:37 PM »
I know somebody up in Fort Wayne has some idea of which "three day weekend" the 765 is going to be steamed up. There are only two more 3 day weekends left before winter: either July 4th or Labor Day...

My bet is on Labor Day, though I'd love to see it steamed up this weekend.
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Re: NKP 765 steam up
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005, 09:32:21 PM »
Any news on NKP 765??

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Re: NKP 765 steam up
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005, 10:09:24 PM »
On their web site (www.765.org), the home pages says "Coming soon:A special invitation to our October Open House celebrating the return of Nickel Plate Berkshire 765" which I presume may be include firing up the locomotive.

A page on the restoration progress says "On July 25, 2005, an major milestone was reached as the 765 was steamed up. The locomotive did not move under it's own power as the valves and pistons have not yet been installed. All in all, the steamup was a success."   Several photos were included there.

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Re: NKP 765 steam up
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2005, 08:16:06 AM »
From Virgil Clausen, via the NCIR listserv, starting on the TrainOrders board:

After five years, $650,000 and well over 10,000 volunteer man-hours, Nickel Plate Road Berkshire Steam Locomotive 765's overhaul is complete!

We are hosting a big roll-out weekend at our shop in Fort Wayne on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. The 765 will be under
steam and open for cab tours. We will also have Motor Car Rides, Caboose Rides and other rail-oriented exhibits at this big event.

There are no trips scheduled at this time for the 765 for this year, but this roll-out event marks the first step in getting back into the excursion business.

Go to www.765.org for more information.
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