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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 1999
    on the Pigtail by John Schon The Very Last Day by Peter K Shepherd NKProducts product reviews Athearn NKP bay window caboose Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions to readers Front The Nickel Plate s ten GP30s could often be found on the Peoria Division although they could travel anywhere on the system The 906 which we will encounter twice on the Nickel Plate s very last day leads a typical latter day mix and match motive power consist including an Alco RS36 and an older Geep Photo NKPHTS Collection Back The Zanesville Branch s noon train was powered by a variety of motive power over the years On September 17 1956 ex W LE S 4 808 has drawn the duty The Alco Berkshire nears Beach City in a classic scene soon to be relegated to film and cherished memory by the coming of the diesel Photo John Rehor John B Corns Collection If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272 Highland MD 20777 0272 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past issues

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2000
    Works site in Lima NS plans to eliminate operations through Erie Pa have been deferred Trouble in Miller City by Charles W Danis Jr Rundown by Peter K Shepherd Spreading the Wealth by William J Powers with Clifton C Cook retired NKP Conductor Breaking New Ground A Gathering at Scranton Yesterday for Steamtown s Stars NKProducts product reviews Review of PBS presentation Lima Lost in Middle America Northeast Vintage Diesels Green Frog Productions video IHC HO Scale 2 8 0 as a W LE Model Vermillion Station Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions to readers Front Only at Steamtown and only today could this gathering occur Nickel Plate class P 44 later 304 GP9 514 and S 2 759 are posed for NKPHTS members at the annual convention on Saturday October 2 No two of this trio were in service at the same time but together they represent a capsule history of NKP motive power the pre Bernet diesel and Super Power eras Photo Pete Shepherd Back There s not much here to dispel the illusion that 759 is just out of the Conneaut Shops preparing for a break in trip on the Buffalo Division in the prime of her life But it s the autumn of 1968 the Nickel Plate itself is gone and the 759 poses outside the Conneaut yard office on the eve of her excursion career She s still an inspiringsight isn tshe Photo Willis A McCaleb If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272 Highland MD 20777 0272 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past issues please click here Please join the NKPHTS to read the articles listed above

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2000
    Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Mikado 662 certainly got around in her 34 year career Built in 1924 for Nickel Plate District service the H 6f put in some time on the LE W and Clover Leaf Districts before returning to her native main line Some three and a half years after Don Daily fired her from Frankfort to Charleston the 662 works a westbound local between Shinrock and Avery on June 28 1957 Photo Philip Horning Back Who says history doesn t repeat itself One of the restoration crew makes some adjustments to the 759 during that engine s 1968 rebuild at Conneaut Valley Locomotive Restorations plans to begin work on the Berkshire this spring and intends to have her back in steam in a year Perhaps during the work this very scene will be reinacted Photo Willis A McCaleb If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272 Highland MD 20777 0272 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past issues please click here Please join the NKPHTS to read the articles listed above and

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2000
    Parker Spikes Into Daggers by Peter K Shepherd Editor s Choice My Experience with the Nickel Plate Clover Leaf Federal Credit Union by Arthur C Webb NKProducts product reviews Bachmann NKP 2 8 0 Consolidation Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front The eight Nickel Plate Hudsons represented by L 1b 175 at Rocky River in July 1956 compiled distinguished records in careers of up to thirty years Sister 176 was involved in a tragic derailment in 1932 with a most unusual commentary by the ICC incident examined in this issue Photo Philip Horning Back Two month old RS36 865 poses outside the Bellevue roundhouse on April 5 1962 She s an historic unit in Nickel Plate history being the NKP s first low nose diesel and the very first of the 40 RS36s built by Alco in 1962 3 While most Alcos of this era have left us the 865 toils on her fourth owner Photo J R Quinn Collection If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272 Highland MD 20777 0272 Other Issues For

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2000
    reviews DL W in the 19th Century by Thomas Townsend Taber and Thomas Townsend Taber III Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front It took the skills of the men at Conneaut and Frankfort and Brewster to keep the 700s in top form A recipient of their care is S 2 749 seen being steamed up on March 1958 after a trip back to the backshop The 749 was more than just another job she s the last 700 to be shopped and returned to service Photo Howard Ameling Collection Back A dozen 70 ton covered hoppers joined the Wheeling Lake Erie roster in August 1937 It looks like someone did a less than perfect job of wiping chalk marks off the 7005 for this portrait at Gambrinus The Wheeling will eventually acquire more covered hoppers but they ll come without 7005 s ampersand and periods Photo W LE courtesy of John B Corns If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272 Highland MD 20777 0272 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2001
    Bluebirds Were New A Return to Home Territory Cleveland 2000 NKProducts product reviews Life Like Heritage Proto 2000 NKP USRA 0 8 0 Videos The Late Great Nickel Plate and Steam and Diesel on the Nickel Plate Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front For fifteen winters they labored earning the Nickel Plate s passenger service a loyal and devoted following and a sterling reputation and in so doing became the Nickel Plate s most beloved diesels In an oft repeated winter scene a well kept pair of Bluebirds add their bit to the story Photo NKPHTS Collection Back The GP7 began the history of Nickel Plate freight dieselization Never as numerous as their kid brothers the GP9s the GP7s nevertheless demonstrated the flexibility of the road switcher concept and fit admirably into a roster of practical functional locomotives both steam and diesel The 426 and the 443 handle Wheeling District freight in an undated view at Canton Photo John Beach John B Corns Collection If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272 Highland MD 20777

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2001
    on the Fourth Sub Division Local by Don Daily A Blow From Behind by Peter K Shepherd NKProducts product reviews Athearn HO 40 foot single door boxcar numbered for 17500 series Pacific Rail Shops S scale 40 foot single door boxcar numbered for 17500 series Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Frankfort Indiana spared no effort in welcoming Republican Vice presidential candidate Senator Richard Nixon on October 16 1952 In a scene from the heyday of the whistle stop campaign train Frankfort seems to have come to a complete stop savoring its moment in the national eye Photo Frankfort Morning Times courtesy of Don Daily Back N class Consolidations were the Nickel Plate s big power in the second decade of the last century Example 135 heads up a typical NKP freight of the era near Dunkirk New York in 1910 later in the year she ll be renumbered 416 Sister 417 was a central character in the 1912 collision at Crayton Pennsylvania Photo Peter Shepherd Collection If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2001
    Daniel L Meckstroth Doubleheading to Bellevue by Donald Flegal Bluebird Hindsight NKProducts product reviews Railroad Stations of Coshocton OH Accurail USRA Boxcar as NKP Branchline AAR NKP Plug Door Box Car Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front If one steam engine was good two were even better Few things can match the sight and sound of a steam doubleheader Only on the Wheeling District did terrain and tonnage require their use Doubleheaders on the Nickel Plate District primarily balanced power S 2 s 762 and 759 take a breather in this undated scene In this issue Don Flegal recounts a boyhood ride on a Cleveland doubleheader Photo NKPHTS Collection Back In its final winter the Nickel Plate took delivery of 175 50 foot insulated plug door boxcars such as the 84184 seen here in 1969 The cars have been off the revenue roster for years but one still exists in a Moberly Missouri salvage yard See Along the Line for details Photo Paul Prescott If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to NKPHTS Inc PO Box 272 Highland MD 20777

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