Rich Melvin,

 

Do you have an approximate time schedule for when the NKP 756 will be going thru the curve? I as well as a very very close friend plan to drive from Canton to see this historical event. As it is about a 5 hour drive, we need to plan ahead.

Both moves around the curve (8/13 and 8/20) are deadhead positioning moves with no passengers on board.

 

Deadheads do not run on a specific schedule, so all I can tell you is that it will be some time in the afternoon on each day.

Thank You Rich. Unfortunately this means I can not see ths historic event.

The NKP 765 was the first sream engine I saw when it went from Orrville to Pittsburgh.

 

Last time I saw it in person was in Fort Wayne 5 uears ago at an event when you allow engineers. I could not afford it, but would of loved to experience that.

Shame it's going to be empty, I bet NS could auction seats in the thousands and sell out the train for a steam trip around the curve....

Will the steam trains run anywhere in Illinois or indiana? Preferably close to Danville, IL? I really want to see these but want to find the closest location. If anyone has any info, could they please let me know. Thanks! Brandon
Originally Posted by Brandon:
Will the steam trains run anywhere in Illinois or indiana? Preferably close to Danville, IL? I really want to see these but want to find the closest location. If anyone has any info, could they please let me know. Thanks! Brandon


Well, 765 has to get from Fort Wayne to the various destinations--including St. Louis.  No excursions (employee or otherwise) in those states, but if you manage to find out when the deadhead moves happen, you will see 765 out and about.

Kevin

I did, and unless I missed something it said Illinois division 8-9th but there's a lot of track on the Illinois divisions. Then it said in st. Louis during that time but I was curious if anyone knew how it would get there. Sorry. Brandon
Originally Posted by Brandon:
I did, and unless I missed something it said Illinois division 8-9th but there's a lot of track on the Illinois divisions. Then it said in st. Louis during that time but I was curious if anyone knew how it would get there. Sorry. Brandon


It's on page 3, but here's the post in question...  The short version is Fort Wayne to Decatur to St. Louis.

Kevin

 

 

http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/map.html

 

I believe the NS route from Fort Wayne to St. Louis is mostly ex-Wabash.  You can see details of the route in this map:

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...8/1900sWabashmap.jpg

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