NKP 765

NKP 765

By Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc.

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-05-10
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 30.60 MB
  • Developer: Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 20 App Reviews)
  • Price:
NKP 765 App Ratings: 3
Based on 20 App Reviews

NKP 765 App Details

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 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.


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App Reviews

  • Works for me

    By ricktrains
    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!
  • Disappointing

    By Geeze.Louise
    I got the app to be able to live-time track the train when it was visiting the area. We had planned to be on our bicycles to tag it over the course of several days. Big fail. I am supposed to follow the location on twitter; absurd.
  • App doesn't work

    By Finger lakes John
    They need to fix this App because GPS tracking has been broken for weeks. Right now it is totally useless.
  • Recently updated, works where cell coverage is best

    By kellylynchpin
    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.
  • 765 app did not work

    By jedcsd
    Purchased this app to follow the 765 from Ft Wayne to Lafayette. The GPS did not work so the app was worthless. This was a waste of my money. It is not worthy of one star.
  • Doesn't Work

    By MikeD222
    The GPS doesn't work. Used to be a wonderful app.
  • Don't Work

    By PorknBeer1776
    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!!!
  • Retired

    By Dugiefisher
    Gps for tracking train was not working. That's why I purchased the app. Missed viewing the monster and wasted money buying the app.
  • Want refund

    By Matt Shiff
    App didn't update for 2 hours. Was waiting under Brecksville bridge for 3 hours for NKP765 and it reversed course without me knowing and the app didn't locate it accurately. Very upset.
  • Best Railroad Tracking App

    By JD587
    I purchased this app for tracking the 765 its my favorite steam locomotive so now I can know if it's in my area defiantly worth the price :-)