Putting Out the Smoke

It is easy to forget sometimes that Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 has been around as an excursion engine for more than four decades.

But if has and if you back in time to when it pulled freight trains in revenue service it’s lifespan is even longer.

It is shown pouring out the smoke as it chugs eastbound on now Wheeling & Lake Erie tracks in Spencer on June 20, 1982.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

This post has been edited to correct the location that was given incorrectly in the original.

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One Response to “Putting Out the Smoke”

  1. pwwoodring Says:

    Correction on location. I was with Bob for this. This was taken in Spencer, OH, not Sterling. It was an excursion from Bellevue to Orrville.

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