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Published on Aug 20, 2012
Built Septemer of 1944, Lima Locomotive Works completed the construction of New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad No.765, a S-2 Class 2-8-4 "Berkshire" used to haul the fast freights for the Nickel Plate Road. In 1979, this "Berk" was brought back to life by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, who put many hours of hard labor into her restoration with the aid of Gerry P. Bensman . Norfolk Southern is celebrating their 30th Anniversary, as well as the FWRHS celebrating their 40th Anniversary. To mark this historic milestone, the two have teamed up in celebration of their anniversaries by operating employee appreciation specials. led by the FWRHS's Nickel Plate Road #765. Today, our trip takes us to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Also in the consist is the Norfolk Southern's Nickel Plate Road No.8100, is an GE ES44AC Heritage unit . So I hope you enjoy this video. Len.