NKP 765 Does the ‘Burgh

Smoke billows out of the stack as Nickel Plate Road No. 765 passes through New Brighton, Pa., on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. It was the most impressive show of smoke that we would see during the day and one of best I’ve seen from the 765 on any trip.

A number of Akron Railroad Club members ventered to Pittsburgh on Saturday (Aug. 11, 2012) to photograph Nickel Plate Road No. 765 pulling a series of Norfolk Southern employee appreciation specials.

Craig Sanders has filed a report on the most memorable runby of the day that he witnessed. To read his story and see a gallery of photographs of the 765’s day in the Steel City, click on the link below.


Returning from the turn at the OC Bridge in Pittsburgh, the NKP 765 passes beneath the westward home signals of CP Leets in Leetsdale, Pa.

Rounding a curve at Leetsdale going east. This is the former mainline of the Pennsylvania Railroad between Pittsburgh and Chicago.

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