Old 05-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default NS Steam Program 2012! Featuring NKP #765

It *looks* as if NKP #765 will find it's way over Horseshoe Curve in August!


Norfolk Southern employees soon will enjoy opportunities to ride
behind steam-powered excursion trains.

NS’ “Employee Appreciation Excursions” will be operated on weekends
this summer and fall in recognition of the corporation’s 30th
anniversary. Each of the railroad’s 11 divisions will host several

The tentative schedule is:

June 2-3, Georgia Division
June 9-10, Piedmont Division
June 30-July 1, Virginia Division
July 14-15, Central Division
July 21-22, Lake Division
July 28-29, Dearborn Division
Aug. 4-5, Pocahontas Division
Aug. 11-12, Pittsburgh Division
Aug. 18-19, Harrisburg Division

Sept. 8-9, Illinois Division
Sept. 15-16, Alabama Division

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and the Fort Wayne Historical
Society are providing the steam locomotives, equipment, and services
to make these excursions memorable, fun, and of course, safe.

Southern Railway 630 will be used for the trips on the southern part
of the system. No. 630 was built in 1904 by the American Locomotive
Company at Richmond, Va., and is one of the three locomotives that
will be used in NS’ 21st Century Steam program over the next four

Nickel Plate Road 765 will be used for the trips on the northern part
of the system. No. 765 was built in 1944 by the Lima Locomotive Works
in Lima, Ohio, and is familiar to many railroaders, having been in
excursion service on and off since 1979.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Cant wait to see where they run on the Georgia and Piedmont Division, maybe with luck we may see steam in Atlanta once again!

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Well I know what railroad I'll be spending more time on. I wonder where they draw the line between North and South? The last time I saw active mainline steam was with 765 here in Southern WV.

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Originally Posted by Mgoldman View Post
It *looks* as if NKP #765 will find it's way over Horseshoe Curve in August!
And here I thought the steam scene was going to be deader than a doornail this summer. Seeing the big Berk on "the curve" might just get me motivated to fly into Altoona.

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