I am pleased to announce that my photo of Nickel Plate Road 765 at Cedar Point is now available as an 10×28 inch stretched canvas print! You may purchase it from my Etsy Shop at the link below –
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On July 22, 2015 Nickel Plate Road 765 headed east to start off its round of excursions in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York for Norfolk Southern’s 21st Century Steam Program. In order to to get to Rockport Yard in Cleveland, 765 took the old New York Central Water Level Route across Ohio which is now one of the busiest routes on the Norfolk Southern Railway.
I positioned myself on the old RT 2 bridge across Sandusky Bay as I wanted a shot of 765 with the world famous Cedar Point Amusement Park in the background. After waiting an hour the 765 arrived and did not disappoint in putting on a great show as it headed its 20 car long train across the bay. A blue heron can even be seen flying along behind the engine. It was either enjoying the view or was trying to get away from all the commotion of a 1944 built steam locomotive!
Nickel Plate Road 765 is a S2 Class 2-8-4 Berkshire built in 1944 for the New York, Chicago & St Louis Railroad by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, OH.