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Steam locomotive travels through Huntington

Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012

Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive 765 made its way through Huntington this past Tuesday, September 11. The trip is part of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s celebration of service for the train.

For 30 years, the 1944-built, 400-ton goodwill ambassador has rocketed through the Midwest as passenger excursion motive power, teaching tool and magnet attraction as one of the last mainline steam locomotives in operation in the world.

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, owner of the 765, is an award winning, all volunteer non-profit corporation that is caretaker of history. It operates a restoration museum in New Haven at 15808 Edgerton Road each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to on open house on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to climb aboard the locomotive, take caboose rides for $4, take tours and view locomotive displays.

For more information call (260) 493-0765 or visit the website at www.765.org.