Nickel Plate 765 heading for Chicago, Joliet this summer

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The Joliet Rocket excursions will take place June 17-18, 2017 between Chicago and Joliet, Ill. 
Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 will head to Chicago this June for public excursions between Joliet, Ill., and Chicago on The Joliet Rocket.

On June 17-18, Nickel Plate No. 765 will pull two round trip excursions each day from the Joliet Transportation Center to a private event at LaSalle Street Station, where passengers will be treated to an extended layover event featuring live music, entertainment, re-enactors, vintage cocktails, appetizers and awards for best dressed attendees. The trips will also feature a scheduled photo runby.

Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Inc. and in partnership with Metra, The Joliet Rocket excursions will offer economy coach and deluxe coach seating options. The society may also offer first class and dome car amenities as well.

Special limited railfan event passes will also permit photographers to join the event during the layover at LaSalle Street station.

Tickets go on sale March 28 at 6 p.m.

Additional trips for No. 765 will be announced later this year.

More information is available online.

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