NKP #765 Angry Stack Talk
Turn up your speakers and just listen to the magnificent locomotive!
Located outside of the Scranton, Pennsylvania, NKP #765 is heard exiting the Nay Aug Tunnel when she hit some type of build up on the tracks. Perhaps It could have been leaves or lubricant on the rails, but it did not deter her engineer who worked hard to throttle her up the grade.
NKP #765 signals the end of her journey up the grade with her victory whistle!
At its height in the 1920’s, this short line of track saw about 60 trains per day including heavy coal trains and their helpers.
Nickel Plate #765 was one of 55 Berkshire class locomotives that the Nickle Plate Road acquired during World War II in addition to the first 15 Berkshire (2-8-4) locomotives that were purchased in 1934.
- Builder: Lima Locomotive Works
- Build Date: 1944
- Drivers: 69 inch
- Locomotive and tender weight: 440,800 lbs
If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Nickel Plate Road #765 or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!