Nickel Plate #765 to operate
"Galesburg Zephyr" Mainline Steam Excursion from Chicago IL on June 25 & 26, 2016.
Earlier Today, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society announced a mainline steam excursion in June departing Chicago Union Station, and operating on the BNSF mainline to Galesburg IL. Passengers may also board from Naperville IL. This is a 300 mile roundtrip, featuring mainline speeds, on a historic route.
Nickel Plate #765 is a 2-8-4 "Berkshire" Coal Burning Steam Locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works in 1944. TrainChasers.com keeps an updated schedule of the #765, and other mainline locomotives operating in the USA, on our MAINLINE STEAM page.
Tickets for the Galesburg Zephyr are now on sale, and are available (along with more information) at -
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