Steam locomotive Nickel Plate Road No. 765 to help celebrate 100th anniversary of the Tunkhannock Viaduct


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Nickel Plate Road No. 765, owned by Ft Wayne Railroad Historical Society, departs with a ‘Hurricane’ excursion.


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SCRANTON — One of the biggest stars of steam locomotives in North America, Nickel Plate Road No. 765, a 2-8-4 Berkshire-type steam locomotive, will roll into Steamtown National Historic Site in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Tunkhannock Viaduct, also known as the Nicholson Bridge.

The Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society, Inc., in partnership with Norfolk Southern’s 21st Century Steam program and Steamtown National Historic Site, will operate public excursions on Sept. 12 and 13 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the famed viaducts crossing Tunkhannock Creek at Nicholson and Kingsley.

Round-trip excursions will operate from Steamtown NHS to Binghamton, New York. There will be a stop in Nicholson for passengers to visit anniversary activities in town. For more information, visit nicholsonbridge100th.com. Passengers who detrain in Nicholson will be picked up on return of the train from Binghamton.

Power for both trips will be former Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765, owned by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and assisted by EMD F-3 A-B-A diesel locomotives owned by the Anthracite Railroad Historical Society, Inc. and Tri-State Railway Historical Society, Inc.

Tickets will be sold online only at laurellinesspecials.org. More information can be obtained by calling Steamtown NHS at 570-340-5200 during regular business hours, or by visiting the Park website anytime at nps.gov/stea.

Nickel Plate Road No. 765, owned by Ft Wayne Railroad Historical Society, departs with a ‘Hurricane’ excursion.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_ABJ-Train.jpgNickel Plate Road No. 765, owned by Ft Wayne Railroad Historical Society, departs with a ‘Hurricane’ excursion. Submitted photo

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Information provided by the Steamtown National Historic Site.

Information provided by the Steamtown National Historic Site.

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