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Van Swearingen (C&O, NKP, PM) Berkshires (2-8-4)
The Van Swearingen Brothers standarized freight power for their railroads with nearly identical 2-8-4 Berkshires. Two of these engines are still in excursion service.
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Photo ID: 706649

Nickel Plate 765 leads one of the excursions that was part of the ill-fated 1988 NRHS convention through East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania. This trip went from Bound Brook, New Jersey through Phil... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 24, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 699951

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroads' "Steam to the Valley" Excursion with NKP 765 backs into the Boston Mill Station after completing one of the photo runbys.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Peninsula, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2018


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By: Dom Blevins (sjrailfan35)

Added: Jun 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 691808

Short-lived Southern 2-8-4 2716 crosses over the Rivanna River north of Charlottesville, Virginia. The ex-C&O Alco is on the return leg of an Alexandria – Charlottesville round trip.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2716
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 24, 2019

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Photo ID: 685830

Pere Marquette 1225 at West Wilkinson Road in Owosso, MI during a Lerro Productions photo charter.

Railroad: Pere Marquette
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Owosso, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 13, 2019


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By: Vincent Colombo

Added: Jan 30, 2019

Views: 1,193
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Photo ID: 685084

Good morning sunshine! After a day of dark, overcast conditions, our Lerro Productions Charter opens it's second day with breaking clouds and just a little bit of sun on the nose as the 400... (more)

Railroad: Pere Marquette
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Carland, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: January 13, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jan 23, 2019

Views: 1,757
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Photo ID: 685028

Classic Carland. Folks who have spent any time in the America's agricultural mid-west are well aware of the significance of the local grain elevator. Grain elevators are storage and shipm... (more)

Railroad: Pere Marquette
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Carland, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: January 12, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jan 22, 2019

Views: 3,150
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Favorited: 31

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Photo ID: 684195

Pere Marquette 1225 charges southbound with a passenger train at South Woodbridge Road in Bannister, Michigan. A 1951 Chevy waits for the train to clear the grade crossing before proceeding. Taken... (more)

Railroad: Pere Marquette
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Bannister, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 13, 2019


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By: Vincent Colombo

Added: Jan 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 674934

Soon after blasting through Ashley, Pere Marquette 1225 slows past Michigan State Route 57 just south of Ashley, MI. Shot's of the train at this time were challenging because of the sun angle.

Railroad: Pere Marquette
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Ashley, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 20, 2018


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By: Chicago Line Railfan

Added: Oct 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 672005

Nickel Plate Road 765 hurries the Joliet Rocket along through New Lenox, IL.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: New Lenox, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2018


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By: Vincent Colombo

Added: Sep 27, 2018

Views: 821
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 670817

NKP 765 races to 47th Street Yard in Chicago after a weekend of excursions.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2018


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By: Dave Zeman

Added: Sep 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 670808

Nickel Plate Road 765, a 1944 Lima Locomotives built 2-8-4 Berkshire is moved on a deadhead of the “Joliet Rocket” through Tinley Park with a Metra diesel leading.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Joliet Rocket
Photo Date: September 16, 2018


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Sep 16, 2018

Views: 1,288
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Photo ID: 656421

Nickel Plate Road 765 heading up the Lehigh Gorge after crossing the Lehigh River and the Lehigh Gorge Train as it heads into White Haven with it's NS steam special.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: White Haven, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 2015


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By: William M. Brown

Added: Apr 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 654970

Turning back the clock is a FWRHS photo freight with NKP 765 pulling the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum's vintage freight cars over the Kankakee River.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: English Lake, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2011


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By: John E. Troxler

Added: Apr 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 642255

#765 heads south on the former Lackawanna mainline past a crowd of onlookers in Gouldsboro

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 07, 2015


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By: Ronnie Schnepf

Added: Dec 25, 2017

Views: 1,237
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Photo ID: 640770

Former Chesapeake & Ohio Kanawha 2716 looks just fine as it wheels a southbound excursion over the Rapidan River at Rapidan, Virginia. Unfortunately, this is one of its last runs before a cracked ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Rapidan, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2716
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 24, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 11, 2017

Views: 1,358
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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