On Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6 employees of
Norfolk Southern were given the opportunity to ride the
passenger train from Detroit to Toledo as part of a special
employee appreciation excursion. The train passed through
Monroe, MI and north Toledo before turning around near downtown
Toledo’s Amtrak station and heading back to Allen Park. The
whistle from this magnificent engine could be heard for miles.
Built in 1944
Lima Locomotive Works,
steam locomotive No. 765 was one of thousands of steam
locomotives that sped the country to victory during World War
Historic steam locomotive No. 765 is a massive,
fourteen-wheeled, machine that stands 15 feet tall, weighs 404
tons, and goes over 60 miles an hour.
Restored by The Fort Wayne
Railroad Historical Society
in 1979, it
one of only a handful of surviving steam locomotives.
The Detroit Arrow: JULY 12th & 13th
This weekend the public will be able
take a round-trip ride on
steam locomotive No. 765
between Detroit, MI (4200 Allen Road, Allen Park) and Fort
Wayne, Indiana. Departing Allen Park at 8AM, passengers will
arrive in downtown Fort Wayne at noon to experience the city’s
Three Rivers Festival,
Indiana’s second largest festival.
These 282-mile round-trip excursions will run Saturday, July 12
& Sunday, July13 from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. and feature
seating options aboard a fleet of restored coach, deluxe coach,
dome car, and first class passenger cars.
Tickets are available online at
or by calling 1-888-718-4253.