Ride along with one of the world's finest time machines: Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765.

NKP 765 features real-time GPS location of the locomotive and its excursion routes keep up to date with the FWRHS with built in Twitter feeds, News and Event page, and a subscription to the railroad historical society's monthly email newsletter.

Owned and operated by Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc. no 765 is a 1944-built mainline steam locomotive that operates in passenger and public exhibition service throughout the United States as a goodwill ambassador and living time machine of American industry and innovation. Development of the app was paid for in part for by a grant from the Dailey Foundation.

Features include:

• The location and route of no. 765, updated every 15-60 seconds when the 765 is moving
• Your location relative to the locomotive and route
• News, Event, and Schedule listings directly from
• Real-time Twitter feeds from @nickelplate765 and @fortwaynerails (no Twitter account required)
• Embedded Twitter feed on the GPS map for quick and easy access to up-to-date information

The GPS transmitter is dependent on cell-phone service coverage, but is tied to an enhanced GPS satellite system for better accuracy. Routing and other information is subject to change without notice. Please help railroad preservation by using this information safety and responsibly and do not trespass on railroad or private property. We continually monitor the app for accuracy and connection and service will be intermittent in low coverage areas. Please consult the route map and Twitter feed for information on train status, delays, re-routes, scheduling changes, or other information.

All proceeds will benefit the ongoing maintenance and operation of Nickel Plate Road no. 765 and railroad preservation activities. The FWRHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to offering outstanding, hands-on educational experiences with no. 765.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Updated design, news feed, and live audio

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

joe___ ,

Improved but still needs work

Version 2 has crashed on me at least one third of the times that I have opened it. Cannot judge audio yet. Map seems to always show “one hour ago” instead of actual time. I think this is a time zone issue. Actual time may be less confusing.

ricktrains ,

Works for me

They can't update app location where they have zero cell reception people... When you can't understand this, and continuously complain about it, I would be annoyed with you myself.
And the Twitter suggestion? I can not update their app location for them, but I could tweet their location for you, when I have signal and they don't, if I felt so inclined.
Anyways, app proceeds go towards helping with upkeep so that she can still run. That alone is worth my money!

Ocki 6 ,

Don’t waste your time.

Even though it’s only 99 cents it’s not worth it. Most of the time it crashes or doesn’t update. The tracker is slow and not dependable most of the time. Some locations they go to ask them to disable the gps, which isn’t their fault, but something to keep in mind.


Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc
59.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


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