Nickle Plate Road 2-8-2 steam locomotive # 624 rusting away in a local city park. Hammond Indiana. Sunday, April 21st, 2013., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
Historic railroad preservation is wherever you can find it.
A preserved steam locomotive that deserves a much more dignified retirement on display in a railroad museum, is former NKP Baldwin 2-8-2 steam locomotive # 624 in the city of Hammond I ndiana.
NKP # 624 and a short display freight train, are badly rusting away in a local city park, across from the Hammond Civic Center.
Hopefully, a museum or historical society group can get to this historic link to America's railroading past, before some scrap metal firm comes on site and cuts it up with torches.