Engine 765 Makes Special Appearance Downtown (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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July 12, 2014 Updated Jul 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – The historical Engine 765 arrived in Fort Wayne from Allen Park, Mich. and made a special stop downtown on Berry and Calhoun Streets.

The 404-ton train is one of a famous class of steam engines called the "Berkshire" and is known for its technology and aesthetic appeal.

The train can reach up to 60mph and has been restored to the way it looked when it was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1944.

The train is operated by a team of volunteers as part of the Fort Wayne Historical Railroad Society's education outreach programs and restoration efforts.




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