Why, you ask? Climb aboard and we’ll show you.

This year will be another big one for a local non-profit and its special trains. This is just the start.

In late 2014, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society solicited its fans and supporters to send them reasons why the train – No. 765 – was a big deal to them. Hundreds responded with memories, photos, and personal stories of how the locomotive had weaved through their lives. Some were surprising and a few were serious, but each of them was concrete proof that this train can transform lives.

This video kicks off their 2015 season as they prepare to share those memories and make thousands more.

Why 765? Just watch.