Sunday, September 21, 2014

Restored steam locomotive will be in Elkhart this afternoon

See a video of the Nickel Place 765 locomotive rolling through the area Thursday, May 1. 

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

A restored Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive will be in Elkhart over the weekend.

Locomotive no. 765 is expected to arrive at the Amtrak station in Elkhart Thursday afternoon, May 1.

The train's location is being updated on Twitter @NickelPlate765 and on an interactive online map, according to Kelly Lynch with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.

The locomotive will be at the Norfolk Southern yard over the weekend while it offers rides to Norfolk Southern employees, part of the 21st Century Steam program. The train will leave the yard at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, and pass through Goshen and Ligonier on its way to Bryan, Ohio. It will then return to Elkhart later in the afternoon both days.

The public is invited to enjoy the train along its route. 

On Monday, May 5, the train will depart for Calumet City, Ill.

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