Slippin’ And A Sliden’ NKP 765
NKP 765 is seen here running the 1.24% grade from Cleveland, Ohio to Youngstown encountering a little wheel slip along the way!
The maintenance crews greased inside rail of the track where the flange would connect to help NKP 765 when rounding the tight curves. The problem started when too much grease got on top of the rail.
The historic Nickel Plate Road Railroad at one time had 80 of these powerful locomotives which were supplied by both the American Locomotive Works and the Lima Locomotive Works in 1941 through 1944.
Quick facts about the Nickel Plate Road #765 Berkshire Class Locomotives
- Builders: Lima and American Locomotive Works 1941-1944
- Wheel arrangement: 2-8-4
- Driver diameters: 69 inches
- Locomotive and tender weight: 802,500 lbs
Let us know if you have ever ridden an excursion behind this classic locomotive! We would love to hear about your experience!