Let’s look at how the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society got their icon locomotive, Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765, off its long-time display site in Fort Wayne, Ind. Then we’ll see rare shots of the locomotive’s first test runs in 1979, and then see it in former Nickel Plate territory in Bellevue, Ohio.
For the whole story, check out "Does It Make Business Sense?" in the January 2011 issue of Trains
. Author John P. Hankey examines how a big Berkshire and a railroad that was almost abandoned brought back a tradition in northwest Indiana.