It isn’t often we get to see the sight of a fully restored steam engine at speed heading up a long line of railcars, but that’s exactly what happened this week as Nickel Plate Road #765 passed by the Lake Shore Railway Museum. It was on its way to Buffalo, New York for a series of trips between Buffalo and Corning. It certainly made the run look effortless. These steam engines used to be everywhere until the coming of the diesel electric lcomotives we see today, but, in the eyes of many, these steam engines had a certain look that evokes images of what a train should be.
The two videos here, one on the ground and one from the air give you a pretty good view from multiple angles. Enjoy!