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Journal Gazette: Old train is leaving town on new trip

This Journal Gazette story covers steam locomotive no. 765’s test trip from Fort Wayne to Muncie and return:

In the past couple of years there has been a pitch to use some of the money from the so-called Legacy Fund from the sale of the city’s electric utility to create a home near downtown for the old-fashioned train. There’s no word on whether that proposal has any future in Fort Wayne.

It would be nice if it did – more than just nice.

Could you imagine the attraction the train would bring, with crowds of people showing up to board the antique train for trips, or just watch it chug away? People have come from all over to ride the train. Why not let people come from all over to board in Fort Wayne?