Fort Wayne group to charter first class car for Chicago-area summer trips

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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. — The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is chartering New York Central round-end observation car Hickory Creek for its upcoming Nickel Plate Road No. 765 summer excursions between Chicago and Joliet, Ill.

Equipped with lounge and first class seating, bedroom suits and a kitchen, the observation car is most known for hauling celebrities and politicians during its original career as part of the New York Central Railroad’s 20th Century Limited between 1948 and 1967.

The Hickory Creek will be included in the organization’s June 17 and 18 Joliet Rocket excursions between Joliet, Ill., and downtown Chicago and can be purchased for $219 each. Ticket sales from the Hickory Creek will directly benefit the organization’s Headwaters Junction project in downtown Fort Wayne. The riverfront development will create a dedicated space for NKP No. 765 and other rail equipment along with interpretative displays and space for social gatherings.

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Vice President Kelly Lynch says the group has sold more than 1,000 tickets for the Father’s Day excursions in June with several classes of service already sold out.

Tickets and excursion information can be found online.

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