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Steam locomotive to make Michigan-Indiana trips
Restored steam locomotive to make round-trips from Detroit area to Indiana for festival

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 12, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A restored steam engine is back on the tracks this weekend, making round-trip runs from the Detroit area to Fort Wayne, Indiana, with members of the public aboard.

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and Norfolk Southern Corp. plan to run the Nickel Plate No. 765 on Saturday and Sunday during the opening weekend of the Three Rivers Festival. “The Detroit Arrow” departs the Detroit suburb of Allen Park in the morning and returns in the evening.

The 765 was built in 1944 and was considered a super-locomotive because it reached speeds of about 70 mph. The rail society was incorporated in 1972 to care for and restore the locomotive.

Trip details are posted on the website of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.