NKP 767 Deadhead Move is Underway

We’ve received information that Nickel Plate Road No. 767, a.k.a., NKP 765, has begun deadhead move to Cleveland from New Haven, Indiana.

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, which owns and operates the 2-8-4 Berkshire-type locomotive does not release details about ferry moves.

NKP 765However, a steam locomotive is unlikely to travel very far without being seen, so social media will is abuzz with reports on the whereabouts of the 767.

Reportedly, the 767 will make most of the ferry move in one day. The route of travel will be over the Norfolk Southern mainline from Fort Wayne to Vermilion via Bellevue, and thence over the Chicago Line from Vermilion to  Rockport Yard in Cleveland.

From Rockport Yard the 767 and its support cars will travel on NS tracks to Campbell Road. It will be on CSX tracks via Clark Avenue in order to reach the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Unlike in past years, the NKP 767 will not use the Wheeling & Lake Erie between Bellevue and Akron.

The 767 will be pulling trips on the CVSR on Sept. 17 and 24 from Rockside Road station and on Sept. 18 and 25 from Akron Northside station.

The Rockside Road trips will depart at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the Akron trips will leave at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Plans are for the steam train to meet the CVSR Scenic train in Peninsula and to do photo runbys for passengers at Boston Mills station.

All trips are expected to last three hours. Tickets can be purchased at the CVSR website at http://www.cvsr.com

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3 Responses to “NKP 767 Deadhead Move is Underway”

  1. Todd Dillon Says:

    Dead head move is today left ft Wayne about 9:00am will overnight at Rockport yard in Cleveland.

  2. Dallen Says:

    Does anyone know how far south the train travels during the 3 hrs? Will it make it to Northside? I want to take my children but thw timing will be close and i want to make sure I drive to a good location. Thank you!

    • csanders429 Says:

      As far as I know the trains on Saturday (Sept. 24) did not travel as far south as Akron Northside. Last week the 767 trains that originated in Akron went only as far north as Fitzwater.

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