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Norfolk Southern NS to run Nickel Plate NP765 Northwest Ohio

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri May 18, 2012 11:20 am

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2012/0 ... -July.html
Norfolk Southern plans to run a series of steam-train excursions for its employees this summer, including two weekends of trips in July expected to use rail lines in northwest Ohio.

The company has listed 11 weekends for the special trips to commemorate Norfolk Southern's 30th corporate anniversary.

The Nickel Plate Road 765 -- built at Lima Locomotive Works in 1944 -- will power the trains.

Specific routes and schedules were not disclosed. Tickets are unlikely to be available to the public, but the special trains are likely to pass through the area. A previous statement from the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, which owns and runs the steam engine, listed Toledo and Bellevue, Ohio, among expected excursion locations.
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Re: Norfolk Southern NS to run Nickel Plate NP765 Northwest

Post by nycrick » Sat May 19, 2012 11:29 pm

According to the TRAINS MAGAZINE eNewsletter the trips are: July 21-22 Bellevue-Bucyrus and July 28-29 Homestead Yard-Airline Yard. The NKP Heritage unit will be part of the consist and cab signals are being installed in 765 so it can lead.
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Re: Norfolk Southern NS to run Nickel Plate NP765 Northwest

Post by wurlitzer153 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:48 pm

To complete the list, 765 will run the following locations ( Source: Rich Melvin at http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/displayFor ... 286/page/3 )

July 21-22:
Bellevue to Bucyrus, OH (2 trips per day)

July 28-29 Toledo, OH:
Homestead Yard to Airline Junction (3 trips per day)

August 4-5 Williamson, WV:
Williamson to Ought One (1st trip each day)
Williamson to Naugatuck (2nd trip each day)

August 11-12 - Pittsburgh, PA (2 trips per day):
Conway to CP Bell and turn on the OC Bridge (1st trip each day)
Conway to CP Wood (2nd trip each day)

August 18-19 - Harrisburg, PA (2 trips per day):
Enola to CP Capital

September 8-9 - St. Louis, MO (2 trips per day):
Berkley to St. Peters, MO

This list does not include the runs planned for Southern 630 in the South.

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Re: Norfolk Southern NS to run Nickel Plate NP765 Northwest

Post by lakeshoredave » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:02 pm

wow this is fascinating. all railfans in those cities should be quoting bart scott: CAN'T WAIT!

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