Wabash Cannonball Reborn in October 2013

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SE Wisconsin Railfan

Just had a great weekend chasing the Nickel Plate #765 as it pulled a 16 car steam excursion on former Wabash track from Fort Wayne, IN to Lafayette, IN and return both days. The train ran WITHOUT A DIESEL so it was all #765. The weather started out cloudy windy and cool on Saturday with temps around 36. Eventually the sun would peek out between clouds in the afternoon. Sunday dawned crisp and clear with temps around 30. Made for some awesome smoke and steam. Here are some pictures from the trip.

On a bridge just outside of Largo, IN Saturday Oct 26 2013 by kschmidt626, on Flickr

#765 sees some of the first glimpses of the sun westbound at Buck Creek by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Some smoke and steam wrap around #765 as winds are quite brisk near Peru, IN by kschmidt626, on Flickr

NKP #765 pulls 16 cars eastbound just west of Peru,IN by kschmidt626, on Flickr

#765 steams through a cut near Rich Valley IN about to cross under Old Highway 24 by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Lowlight as #765 is heading eastbound Andrew, IN by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Running late #765 is eastbound near Roanoke and the sun is getting low in the west by kschmidt626, on Flickr

New York Central Observation car on the rear of the "Wabash Cannonball" by kschmidt626, on Flickr

With temps near 32 #765 creates quite a cloud of steam westbound here just west of Ft Waybe by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Eastbound on Sunday 10-27-2013 #765 glistens in morning sun west of Fort Wayne, IN by kschmidt626, on Flickr

NKP #765 running eastbound just west of Largo, IN by kschmidt626, on Flickr

That is it. It was a great weekend.


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