The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is located in the town of North Judson Indiana and operates regular diesel powered excursions to LaCrosse and shorter trips to English Lake using diesel power. The non-profit volunteer organization has a goal of restoring C&O steam engine 2789, which is being cared for inside their large back shop building until adequate funding can be arranged. They also have a number of fine examples of railroad cars in their collection.
For the last several years the railroad has hosted Nickel Plate 765, which was built in 1944 by the Lima Locomotive Works. The railroad retired the engine in 1957 and donated it to the City of Fort Wayne for display in a park. In 1972 the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society was formed to restore the rusting engine to operating condition. It began its second life running excursion trains around the country from 1979 to 1993. Following another extensive rebuilding, the engine was once again returned to service in 2005. Read more about the Hoosier Valley Railroad: yardgoatimages.com/hoosier-valley-railroad
The scenes you are watching are from our visit during Memorial Day weekend 2009, and the program can be seen in its entirety on our DVD “Midwest Steam 2009 - Part 1”. We also feature this beautiful steam locomotive operating at Train Festival 2009 on “Midwest Steam 2009 - Part 2”.
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Steve Mitchell, Yard Goat Images, yardgoatimages.com
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