NKP 765 is ready to go back on its wheels

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NKP 765 is ready to go back on its wheels

Postby CHomko » Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:23 pm

The Ft Wayne Historical Society is just about ready to put the 765 back on its own wheels again. Word is that Timken rebuilt the lead truck bearings "at cost" even though they no longer manufacture them. For those keeping track, over $800,000 has been spent on this project so far. It will be nice to see the 765 roll out hopefully next year sometime.

Postby CHomko » Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:26 pm

Rumors have it that 765 will be completed by May of 2005. Kudos to the Ft Wayne Historical Society! They have thus far exceeded $1,000,000 in cost to restore 765. Sure will be nice to see her roll again soon.

Postby james1787 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:10 am

I believe they brought it up under steam within the last month (pictures on the www.765.org website) and plan on having an official 'rollout' at the end of October.

Edit: Correction, they had pics of the steam-up on their website. They changed it as of today, now they are advertising the Rollout and open house for Oct. 29 and 30
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Postby PRRGuy » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:33 pm

Yep, I know that myself and at least one other rr.net member plan on being there for at least one day.
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Postby MR77100 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:55 pm

Will they be running excursions from Chicago to Ft. Wayne?
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Postby Hoosier Joe » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:54 am

On August 19,6 PM people will be allowed to operate the 765 for a $50 donation.Reservations only.See above link for details
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