Steam Sunday Salute to NKP 765

Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 is based in New Haven, Indiana, but we see it so often in Northeast Ohio that it’s easy to think it belongs here.

It was built in Lima, Ohio, but that is in the western part of the state.

Most of the 765’s recent appearances in Northeast Ohio are been due to its operating on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

With the CVSR shut down through the end of September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems unlikely the 765 will be making a return to the area this year.

But maybe it will in 2021. Until steam returns to the valley we’ve got a ton of memories and photographs with which to remember the Berkshire.

In the top image, the 765 is southbound in Canton on Sept. 17, 2010, on one of its total track tour excursions.

The middle image was made in Peninsula on Sept. 24, 2011. Although this photograph was created in color it was converted to black and white.
Paul Woodring and Bob Farkas traveled to Medina to get the 765 on a ferry move eastbound on the Wheeling & Lake Erie on Sept. 9, 2010, as shown in the bottom image.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “Steam Sunday Salute to NKP 765”

  1. pwwoodring Says:

    If I counted the dates right, 765’s Federal inspection certification (1,472 Day operating certification) expires in early 2021, so if they don’t run this year, it could be awhile before we see it in action.

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