Steamtown's "Super-Power" Lima Berk  Contributor's Pick!       
My dad (Charles Knox Freericks) took this picture of my brother and me (I'm on the steps) on our favorite engine, Nickel Plate Road S2 Berkshire #759, which had returned to Steamtown after a few years in excursion service. This is still the ultimate steam engine to me, and though I was ten, I have the most vivid memories of this day, learning about F. Nelson Blount. Built in August of 1944 by Lima, it was part of NKP's third order of Berkshires. Overhauled by the NKP in Conneaut, Ohio in May of 1958, it was the last engine so overhauled as the rest of the steam locomotives there began to be scrapped immediately.
Date: 7/15/1972 Location: Bellows Falls, VT   Map Show Bellows Falls on a rail map Views: 1846 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: NKP 759(2-8-4)    Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Steamtown's "Super-Power" Lima Berk
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  1970s and 1980s
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