By Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
• 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 fortwaynerailroad.org
• 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 in Version 1.3
Updated to work with current iOS and fix crashes and bugs when server is not responding.
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!
Recently updated, works where cell coverage is best
Started off the season a little rocky with intermittent cell/GPS coverage, but updates are pretty timely and when the app works it really works well.
Operators of this ap are always pushing to look on Twitter to see where they are. Give lame excuses why Ap don't work. And then when you ask a question they get nasty.
This is the way I see it.
At one time this did follow train in real time. Now it might show the path it will take. Or may be not. I give it a Minus Stars. Waste of hard earned cash!!!