Train parking with NKP 765 at Rock Island, IL.

I'm just going to park this photo right here for you to enjoy. This is steam locomotive Nickel Plate (NKP) 765, at the Rock Island Train Festival. The train was returning, after a passenger excursion, back to the rail yard along the Mississippi River front in Rock Island, where the festival was occurring.

NKP 765 is a Lima Locomotive Works built Berkshire S-2 class locomotive. It was built in 1944 and used in regular service until 1958. In the mid to late 1970s, NKP 765 was restored to operation condition and began its second career as an excursion steam locomotive. 

Photo taken: July 22, 2011. Rock Island, IL.


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