Indy's Other 500 covers Nickel Plate 587's first year of operation after 587's 5-year restoration from 1983-1988 including, 587's test runs, Inaugural excursions and a weekend of excursions to Bloomington Indiana. the video begins with historic footage of Nickel Plate Road Steam from the 1950s and some history of 587. Next, the restoration of 587 from 1983 to 1988 is featured along with photos from the restoration. Following that, 587’s first run on August 29th, 1988 to the Indiana State House and a test run from Indianapolis to Morgantown Indiana. Next, On September 10th, 587 pulls a loaded Coal train to the Elmer W. Stout Generating Station (now called Harding Street Generating Station) in Indianapolis along with an official dedication ceremony for 587. Following the test runs, we jump to the weekend of September 17th and see 587 making its maiden passenger runs to Logansport Indiana. after its successful maiden runs, we see 587 run an excursion to Bloomington Indiana for the Indiana University vs Iowa Football game on October 29th along with side trip to over the Tulip Trestle located 40 miles from Bloomington Indiana. Another trip was scheduled due to the high ticket sales for October 30th minus the side trip over the Tulip Trestle.