NKP S-2 #755 is on display at the Conneaut Railroad Museum on Depot St in Conneaut, OH

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#755 is on display at the Conneaut Railroad Museum on Depot St. in Conneaut, OH. The museum operates from the former New York Central depot built for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern in 1900 and is open daily from noon to 5.00 pm from Memorial Day to Labour Day. It was closed when I passed through, although I was still able to get a few shots of #755.

#755 is one of thirty S-2 class Berkshire type (2-8-4) locomotives built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1944 for the Nickel Plate (#740-#769). With a 42' engine wheelbase and 18' 3" driver wheelbase, it weighs 428,500 lbs, 251,100 lbs on its 69" drivers. The grate is 90.3 sq ft and the firebox 461 sq ft with two thermic syphons with 100 sq ft of heating surface and two arch tubes providing an additional 19 sq ft, bringing the engine's total heating surface to 6,810 sq ft, including 1,992 sq ft superheating. Operating at a boiler pressure of 245 psi, it delivered 64,100 lbs tractive effort. The tender weighs 356,000 light with a 22,000 gallons water and 22 tons coal capacity.

It was one of the last locomotives to receive major repairs prior to the Conneaut backshops closing in 1958. It was donated to the City of Conneaut in 1964.

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#755 is on display with Bessemer & Lake Erie Hopper Car #76857 and Wooden Cupola Caboose #1825.  #76857 was built by American Car & Foundry in St. Charles, MO, in June 1937. #1825 was built in 1925 as #1001. Both were donated to the museum in 1964 at the same time as #755.

Five NKP S-2s survive. You can see three on this website. #757 is on the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Train Yard page, #759 is on the Steamtown NHS page and #765 in steam at North Judson, IN, is on the NKP #765 page. #763 is at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, OH.

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