NKP 765, NS 1072, and NS 1070 - Brooklyn District - Palmer, IL.

NKP 765, with NS 1072 and NS 1070 lead train O99 at Palmer, IL.
NKP 765 leads train O99 south at Palmer, IL.

Nickel Plate Road (NKP) 765, Norfolk Southern (NS) 1072, and NS 1070 lead NS train O99 south on the Brooklyn District near Palmer, Illinois. The steam locomotive and its train were on the way from Decatur, Illinois, to the St. Louis, Missouri, area to run some Norfolk Southern employee appreciation excursions, over the weekend of September 8-9, 2012.

Norfolk Southern 1070 and Norfolk Southern 1072 are two of Norfolk Southern's heritage locomotives. These locomotives are painted in past paint schemes of railroads that NS has merged with over the years. NS 1072 is painted in an Illinois Terminal Railroad paint scheme, while NS 1070 is painted in a Wabash Railroad paint scheme.

Photo taken: September 6, 2012. Palmer, Illinois. 


  1. Great shot! I saw the 765 engine a few years back.

  2. Thanks, Shelly. Great to hear you got to see this one too. I've been lucky to chase 765 twice. I also chased and photograph 765 up in the Quad Cities, the year before.


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