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Date: 05/12/22 17:01
NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: refarkas

Westbound NKP 765 is a few miles west of Brewster, Ohio on May 19, 1984.
Bob




Date: 05/12/22 17:26
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: bobdavis

That is a great shot, especially that smoke plume and the milepost at the right.

Bob



Date: 05/12/22 17:49
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: jkh2cpu

That's a shot to be happy about!



Date: 05/12/22 17:51
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: Notch76

Very Nice

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Date: 05/12/22 19:23
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: CCConnacher

Great picture! In addition to the fine show 765 is putting on up front, about 19 cars back, my 7 year old self was aboard my very first mainline steam excursion behind my very favorite locomotive.

My dad is from Cresson, PA, and had just come home from Viet Nam when he got to watch 759 climb Horse Shoe Curve in 1970. He was hooked! He didn't know about 765 until he happened upon a Railfan & Railroad story about the Van Sweringen berks in the winter of '83-84. He decided he had to show his boys the sister of his favorite locomotive. I'm so grateful he did! That first trip was an excursion between Brewster and Toledo on May 19, 1984. It was the first of many, many, many to follow.

For about 12 years Dad took me to as many 765 trips as he could afford. After that I took him. A hearty thanks to HICO, Fort Wayne, and all the other steam crews for making these splendid machines available for so many people to enjoy... including 3 generations of my family.

Chris

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Date: 05/12/22 19:28
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: Trainhand

Chris, if your father is still with us,tell him "WELCOME HOME", and thank you for your service.  


Sam



Date: 05/12/22 19:36
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: CCConnacher

Thank you, Sam. He'll appreciate that.

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Date: 05/13/22 00:24
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: Railfan4Christ

Wonderful!

Tom



Date: 05/13/22 16:34
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: UP951West

Outstanding.  Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 05/13/22 18:08
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: Goalieman

Thanks for the excellent shot of my favorite locomotive. While the smoke plume adds to the pic, that’s either a photo runby or a fireman in training. The boys at the FWRRHS run with a pretty clean stack, even back in 1984.

Blessings!
Markus V.
“The Fort” in Indiana

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Date: 05/17/22 19:57
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: refarkas

This may have been a fireman in training because I know it was not a  photo runby.
Bob



Date: 05/18/22 06:50
Re: NKP 765 - 05/19/1984
Author: nathansixchime

Gents, with all due respect to the commentary on smoke...there are plenty of reasons why a fireman may overfire or darken the stack that isn't related to photo runbys or "poor firing."



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