NKP #765 on the Wabash

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Kentucky Colonel
The Ft. Wayne Railroad Historical Society's Lima 2-8-4 Berkshire #765 recently pulled a "Wabash Cannonball" excursion...a steam-only (no diesel protection loco!) run from Ft. Wayne to Lafayette and back--twice--once Saturday 10/26 and again Sunday 10/27. The excursion ran over the old Wabash route...now a busy Norfolk Southern line.

Kudos to FWRHS and NS for all the hard work to make these exursions happen!

The train rolls through Delphi, IN headed for Lafayette.

Simmering in the yard in Lafayette.

On the return to Ft. Wayne, the big Berk crosses Deer Creek.

Approaching Peru, IN #765 bursts into sunshine with some autumn color in the background.


Kentucky Colonel
NKP #765 on the Wabash Cannonball

Saturday was cloudy, cool and windy but Sunday dawned sunny and bright...still chilly which caused the hot exhaust to make a stunning smoke plume for the first half of the day.

Morning mist and a great smoke plume as the train races west at Homestead Road.

The CSX flyover just east of the town of Wabash, IN.

Arriving at Peru, IN for a crew change.

Headed for Logansport, IN.


Kentucky Colonel
NKP #765 on the Wabash Cannonball

More from Sunday...

Rolling through the Indiana farmland.

Passing a pumpkin patch just outside of Logansport.

Delphi, IN.

On Sunday's return trip to Ft. Wayne.

E.M. Bell

MP 339.4 on the gut line
Awesome images Bo! That shot with the barn has to be one of the best I have seen from the trip.

I kept seeing you all over the place, but don't think we ever stopped in the same place. We don't usually go North, but it was well worth the trip!


Kentucky Colonel
Thanks for the comments, Emmitt...I saw you too...followed you a couple of times. I tried to find some 'out-of-the-way' places and stumbled onto one or two that turned out ok. That barn was one of 'em. Mostly I tried to keep out of the way of the herd of cars at every location:eek:

I've never photographed that line before, but it was absolutely worth the trip...hope they do it again!


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