Pacing NKP 765

You can hear the NKP #765 whistle a mile away!

The NKP #765 was one of 80 Berkshire Class locomotives built that traveled the Nickle Plate Railroad.

Built in 1880 as the Valley Railway, the Nickel Plate Railroad transported coal to Cleveland, Akron, And Canton, Ohio, from the Tuscarawas River Valley.

“Nickel Plate Road” was the name given to this project by the local newspapers and surveyors because it was the first railroad built for cash without issuing stock ahead of time! Thus it was referred to as the “Nickel Plated” road because of its substantial financial backing. The name stuck!

Quick Facts

  • Power type: 2-8-4 Steam Locomotive Berkshire Class
  • Builder: Lima Locomotive Works
  • Build Date: 1944
  • Drivers: 69 inch
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 802,500 lbs
  • Maximum speed: 80 MPH

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Updated: December 8, 2020 — 6:33 pm