FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A steam engine restored by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is going to make a round-trip run between Detroit and Fort Wayne this summer.
The News-Sentinel reports the historical society and Norfolk Southern Corp. will run steam locomotive No. 765 during the opening weekend of the Three Rivers Festival on July 12-13. Tickets for the trip go on sale Wednesday.
Rail society communications director Kelly Lynch says it will be the engine’s only excursion open to the public this summer. But Lynch says people will have plenty of chances to see the engine roll through northeast Indiana during employee appreciation specials for Norfolk Southern employees. The locomotive will be making runs between Elkhart and Bryan, Ohio, on May 3-4 and Argos and Calumet, Ill., a week later.