NKP 765 Autumn excursion Cadillac 10-16-10

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Coal fired steam locomotive Nickel Plate Road 765 was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in September 1944 and is a Berkshire Type (2-8-4) wheel arrangement, once rather common on many Midwestern US railroads. Combined weight of engine and tender 802,500 lbs (364,008 kg). Driver diameter 69 inches or 1752.6 MM. Fuji 35MM slide.

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Comments (12)

david cavaliere on September 3, 2011

nice shot!

Charlie Whipp on September 3, 2011

Thank you for your nice comment David! Best wishes, Charlie

elelwal (L.L.Wall) on February 23, 2012

Before diesels, this is why you shouldn't live "on the wrong side of the tracks" ... downwind from all that windblown grit & locomotive coal smoke.

Michael Stettner on February 26, 2012

Great shot Charlie, it's obvious this engine is well cared for. Greetings from California, Michael

Charlie Whipp on February 26, 2012

Micheal, yes the 765 is very well cared for and makes an annual appearance in Michigan from its home in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a Fall color romp through the North woods. A great way to spend a Fall day is to chase it up the old Ann Arbor railroad to Cadillac and back.

Charlie Whipp on April 5, 2012

jdrpc: Yes, steam engines are fun and put on a show, plus they are very photogenic. I can't remember back far enough to remember them in regular service, only on excursions like the one pictured. Thanks for the comment! Best wishes, Charlie---Michigan

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on April 27, 2012

like 6Impresionante foto!!

Charlie Whipp on April 28, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments galloelprimo! Best wishes, Charlie

Eva Lewitus on July 11, 2012

Is this scanned from an Ektachrome 35 mm slide? I just noticed that you scanned it with Plustek OpticFilm 7200, Great job! It is a great foto! LIKE Greetings from Lima, Perú, Eva

Charlie Whipp on July 11, 2012

Thank you eva lewitus for the nice comments. Yes, the photo is scanned from a Fuji Velvia 35mm slide. I still love slide film and will use it as long as it is available, hopefully for a long time :-) Best wishes, Charlie

Que.K㋡ on January 2, 2014

Ein sehr schönes Foto! L+F
✴ Grüße von Que.K ㋡ ✴

Charlie Whipp on January 4, 2014

Thank you Que. K Best wishes, Charlie

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  • Uploaded on March 26, 2011
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    by Charlie Whipp
    • Camera: Plustek OpticFilm 7200