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Big Steam!

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:52 pm
by Buildy
NKP 765 made a fairly hush-hush visit to the Harrisburg area 8-18-19-12 for a Norfolk Southern Corporate event. I had latimore Valley to attend Sat,so my brother and I headed up Sunday. It was pretty cloudy and gloomy most of the time,but I took some photos of this rare chance to shoot steam on the mainline around here.
The NKP 765 is a Berkshire class 2-8-4 Steam engine from the era of modern Super Power Steam. The purchase of 50 of these engines transformed the Nickel Plate Road into a High Speed freight Railroad and were in service until around 1958.

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At Enola Yard.

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Norfolk Southern deems a Diesel back up unit is a requirement in case the Steam engine has a mechanical issue. It was not needed,but at least it was one of the specially painted units.

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765 heads toward the Rockville Bridge.

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On the famous Rockville Bridge.

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Returning to Enola from Harrisburg.

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On the bridge for the last time before heading back to Ft Wayne Indiana.

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Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:03 pm
by pauchfan1
Cool Shots Tony! :thumbleft: :thumbright: :cheers2:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:22 am
by Swandogg
Great, great pics Tony!!! :yessss: :yessss: :yessss: :thumbright: Thank you again so much for sharing these!!! :clap: :goodjob: :cheers2:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:45 am
by Buildy
You are Welcome and thanks! :thumbleft:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:51 pm
by BRKracing
good job Tony
Wish I could have made the trip

Rich

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:44 pm
by tomcor99
Great shots Tony! I wanted to catch it at the Horse Shoe Curve but I couldn't make that happen.

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:57 pm
by Buildy
Thanks Rich,Thanks Tom ! :thumbleft:


I really,really wanted to see her climb around Horseshoe Curve,too. My Vacation ended on Sunday,though,so I missed it as well. :doh:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:23 pm
by Wax
those Rockville shots are perfect,thanks Tony :carrot: :yessss:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:26 pm
by Buildy
:thumbleft: thanks!

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:35 am
by DavidM
Killer shots there Tony! Love those bridge shots! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:02 pm
by Buildy
Thanks David! :thumbleft:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:14 pm
by racephoto
Very nice capture of railroad history Tony. The Berkshire was a big deal back then!

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:40 am
by Buildy
Thanks! :thumbleft:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:36 pm
by jocli156
Awesome shots. Like all good things the train stayed out of NJ :poking:

Re: Big Steam!

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:04 pm
by langhorne
Great Shots!