History comes to life with engine 765

Photo of the 765 locomotive that was built in 1944.
Photo of the 765 locomotive that was built in 1944.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A train built 70 years ago is on display for all to see at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society August 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The society offers cab tours, steam locomotive demonstrations, 30 minute caboose rides and tours.

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society has a collection of trains inculcating the one featured, a 765 steam locomotive. According to the society’s website, the train was originally built in 1944. The 765 pulled trains between Fort Wayne and Chicago for the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad.  That railroad would later be known as the Nickle Plate Road. The 765 is one of the last surviving steam locomotives in the world.

Admission to see the train is free and to take a ride on the historic locomotive it’s $4.

The train is located at the Fort Wayne Railroad historical Society in New Haven on 15808 Edgerton Road.

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