Trip Report – NKP 765 Travels Home

Trip Report – NKP 765 Travels Home

NKP 765 made her way from East Peoria, IL to Logansport, IN on the day following the Rock Island Train Festival. It traveled on the Toledo, Peoria & Western (TPW), a short line owned by RailAmerica. The evening before, shortly after the festival closed, NKP 765...
Trip Report – Rock Island Train Festival

Trip Report – Rock Island Train Festival

The Rock Island Train Festival was the country’s biggest railroading event during the hot summer of 2011. The four-day event was held along the Mississippi Riverfront in downtown Rock Island, IL on park land and the adjacent rail yards.   Among the...
A Lasting Memory

A Lasting Memory

While attending the Rock Island Train Festival at Rock Island, IL, I was in the rail yard getting video footage of NKP 765 as she simmered in the July heat. Since they were waiting in the yard, the crew beckoned a young lad to come up and see what the cab looked like....