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Date: 06/17/17 09:49
765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: kevink

NKP 765 with the first of four trips this weekend pounds through Mokena this morning. Video by my son and an iPhone.

#FlyTheW



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/17 17:36 by kevink.

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Date: 06/17/17 10:43
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: HotWater

Love that famous Lima/Baker Valve Gear "gait/rhythm"!



Date: 06/17/17 11:37
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: tferk

I was just wondering if you were out there Kevin. Nice photo and video!



Date: 06/17/17 13:38
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: co614

Looks and sounds terrific !! May all the trips go smoothly and on time !!

Ross Rowland



Date: 06/17/17 14:47
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: Bob3985

It is good to see the 765 operate on the Joliet Sub of the Illinois Division of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. I remember watching the Southern 4501 run this line many a year ago.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 06/17/17 15:25
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: HotWater

Think I'll drive there tomorrow morning, as the weather should be good for a convertible-top-down trip.



Date: 06/17/17 16:00
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: ghemr

Due to late loading/departure out of Joliet they cancelled the planned photo runby in Tinley Park....



Date: 06/17/17 16:26
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: kevink

ghemr Wrote:
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> Due to late loading/departure out of Joliet they
> cancelled the planned photo runby in Tinley
> Park....

Although the morning runby was canceled, they did do one in the afternoon much to the delight of my nephews and brother-in-law.



Date: 06/17/17 16:48
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: mdogg

It was a fantastic day. A Lima Berk well above 40 mph and open vestibules! Hard to beat that in today's world. She looked and sounded incredible.

Yes, the morning run by at Tinley had to be cancelled, but they backed her out of the station and did a mini-runby!

Excellent job as usual by FWRHS,and a special thanks to Metra!

Did I mention how good a Lima Berk with perfectly-timed Baker valve gear sounds at high speed!!!

Wow. And tomorrow I do it again , both chasing and riding.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/17/17 17:08
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: kurt765

The old girl sure does have rhythm! Wish I was there



Date: 06/18/17 06:53
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: jkh2cpu

Wow! It's nice to see and hear a steam train at speed.

So I'm hearing that the gear is in perfect timing. It
sounds slightly off-beat to my musical ear, but no matter.
It's great.

John.



Date: 06/18/17 08:17
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: HotWater

Just returned home from watching her pass Mokena. She sounded PERFECT, although there might have been an inexperienced Fireman, as there was quite a bit of heavy black smoke when approaching including the lifting of the safety. Luckily the safety re-seated just prior to all the folks with video cameras, and didn't drown out that fantastic Lima & Baker Valve Gear exhaust at speed.

Thanks to the Fort Wayne group for a fine outing!



Date: 06/18/17 09:43
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: wcamp1472

R.R. Jr.

...Ross,
She carries the Geisler Engineering Bell. [ full size replica of 1910 PRR loco Standard Bell...]
With the help of Ron & Keith , we bought that in 1974, ( weekend of Nixon's 'Saturday Night Massacre' ) while manning a display table at the Live Steamers Meet , Southwick , Masschusetts.

We mounted it on the 759 for the AFT "Press Trip", ---- Hoboken to Scranton & Ret.., later that summer...
That 759 departure from Hoboken is in a early recording of the 4449 & AFT.. It's ringing, and echoing across Hoboken Terminal, very clearly on that sound track..

So, it's been on both the 759, and now loaned to 765..

It's ONE LOUD bell...
Nicely shined, too.

Thanx...

W.

It's amazing to think that they could do that speed with 80-some cars of loaded freight.
No wonder they called one of those speed-demon, regular freights: " The Flying Saucer" on the Nickel Plate...



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/17 13:11 by wcamp1472.



Date: 06/18/17 10:48
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: engineer_rich

That was magnificent! Thanks.



Date: 06/18/17 12:45
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: Rich_Melvin

Lots of stack talk and not much whistle.

YES!



Date: 06/18/17 23:58
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: 2472Don

I think she was moving through Mokena here at 7/10ths of a Ton... #HiBall

2472Don
Manoa Valley, O'ahu



Date: 06/19/17 11:13
Re: 765 Loud and Proud at Mokena
Author: kevink

Thanks for all the compliments on the video. My son was very excited when I told him exactly who was commenting. We may have a future steam preservationist!



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