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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: 734714

As part of Steamtown's Railfest weekend, Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society brought their Nickel Plate Road steam engine to Steamtown for some excursion trips. Steamtown also did a smart move... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 05, 2015


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By: Stephen Bradley

Added: May 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 733997

765 leads its exursion back to Williamson, WV after turning at Ought One.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Delorme, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 04, 2014


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By: Nicholas Marakovits

Added: Apr 25, 2020

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Photo ID: 733934

NKP 765 rolling slowly downgrade with the Pittston-Bethlehem PX, after passing through the tunnel west of White Haven

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: White Haven, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2015


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Apr 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 732766

PM 1225 arrives in Ashley Michigan on a cold snowy Saturday morning in December with passengers aboard

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Ashley , Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 14, 2019


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By: Speedshot Photos

Added: Apr 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 729317

Nickel Plate Road Berkshire #759 leads a long excursion train into Allentown Yard. R.T. Steinbrenner Photo

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1969


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Mar 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 722387

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2011


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 722339

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Annawan, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2011


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 722336

Runnin’ Late in ’88!

The final excursion of the 1988 NRHS convention was planned to be a 420-mile round trip from Bound Brook, New Jersey to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The air condi... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Lyons, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 31, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 722246

It’s early evening, and the passengers of 1988 NRHS Convention circle trip to Reading should be having dinner or at their hotels. Instead, they are just entering the Allentown area, and will finis... (more)

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


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 722127

The 1988 NRHS convention featured two excursions with Nickel Plate 765 making forays from northern New Jersey into eastern Pennsylvania. The first, on July 24, 1988, ran down Conrail’s West Trento... (more)

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


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 721368

The NKP 765 is ready to head up and over Penobscot Mountain on the return trip to Bethlehem.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2015


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jan 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 721046

PM 1225 on its way North to Ashley Mi

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Ashley, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 14, 2019


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By: Speedshot Photos

Added: Dec 29, 2019

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Photo ID: 720222

Northbound PM 1225 in Elsie Michigan over Bear Creek trestle

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Elsie, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 19, 2019


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By: Speedshot Photos

Added: Dec 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 720221

Northbound PM 1225 in Elsie Michigan

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Elsie, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: PM 1225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 19, 2019


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By: Speedshot Photos

Added: Dec 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 718312

With a second rebirth given to the C&O 2716 it leads an excursion west over the TP&W as it crosses the Wabash River at Logansport.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Logansport, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CO 2716
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 1996


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Nov 30, 2019

Views: 1,426
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