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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2001
    the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Right from the beginning Bellevue was the heart of the Nickel Plate The city assumed added importance after the Nickel Plate acquired the Clover Leaf and the Lake Erie Western and later the Wheeling Lake Erie Many of the original facilities such as these became Bellevue landmarks as they served the Nickel Plate for over six decades Photo Thomas Hillhouse Collection Back By the time of this 1951 aerial view the effects of the Nickel Plate s postwar physical plant investment are plain to see The new roundhouse power plant office building and improvements to the ice house and yards have made Bellevue a first rate terminal No longer could it be said that the Nickel Plate s success came in spite of rather that because of its physical plant Photo John Burger 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 please click here Please join the NKPHTS to read the articles listed

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2002
    Saving Malinta by Jeff Sharp One Moment of Inattention A Lifetime of Regret by John B Corns Revisiting the Heart of the Nickel Plate A Weekend in Bellevue NKProducts product reviews URTX NKP Refrigerator Cars Rocky River Depot Construction Notes Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Malinta Ohio didn t occupy the same position in the Nickel Plate scheme of things as did say Bellevue or Conneaut Still an active interchange with the DT I and a respectable local business made it an interesting place In the fall of 1960 two RS3 s accelerate eastbound tonnage towards Toledo Photo Jeff Sharp Collection Back In a scene from the early 50s an unknown gentleman crosses the Nickel Plate main at the Fort Wayne passenger station with a determined pace The track elevation project a few years in the future will forever alter this locale Even today however a little bit of the Nickel Plate remains to remind the interested of what once was Photo NKPHTS 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2002
    product reviews The NKPHTS NKP Track Diagram Books Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Once a dynamometer car always a dynamometer car After the 1964 merger the Norfolk Western quickly disposed of Nickel Plate X 50041 The 1924 built veteran was far from used up Alco acquired this car to accompany its Century 430 demonstrators In this issue Lloyd Scott recounts the X 50041 s second life Photo Bob s Photo courtesy of Lloyd Scott Back For forty years the X 50041 played a key role in Nickel Plate motive power evaluation The car participated in demonstrator testing and in between times made the rounds of the system recording the performance of man and machine to make the Nickel Plate a more efficient railroad A look at the record shows just how successful the X 50041 s efforts were Photo Terry Hand courtesy of Lloyd Scott 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2002
    Track Diagram Books W LE District Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front The 1930 s were years of financial trial and belt tightening for the Nickel Plate As the NKP entered the 1940 s it faced the demands of war but greatly increased income from wartime traffic allowed it to improve its physical plant and debt situation The brighter financial picture revealed itself in more dynamic annual reports The stellar year of 1948 featured the new Bluebirds and a High Speed Service caboose on the cover Artwork NKPHTS Collection Back The War Production Board kept close control over railroad orders for new equipment and supplies The Nickel Plate was more fortunate than many roads being allowed to purchase 55 Berkshires between 1942 and 1944 A big help in moving war freight they helped underwrite NKP s postwar performance as well S 2 757 is ready for shipment from Lima in August 1944 Photo Lima Locomotive Works 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2002
    NKP Containers in HO Scale NKP Composite Hopper by Accurail in HO Scale Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front The First and Second Subdivisions of the Clover Leaf District developed a character all their own especially after 1933 when through freight was diverted to the LE W District The down home feeling of the Clover Leaf remained constant however Malinta agent Jim Sharp was visiting fellow agent and friend Fred Reed on April 1 1956 when the supply train appeared creating a typical Clover Leaf scene Photo James Sharp Jeff Sharp Collection Back Holgate Ohio was a major interchange point with the Baltimore Ohio on the Clover Leaf s First Subdivision In this 1912 scene the Clover Leaf depot is partially obscured by its B O counterpart later it was torn down and both roads shared the B O s facility Judging by the folks standing on the platform it looks like some activity is imminent Photo Jeff Sharp 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 - Winter 2003
    Corns NKPHTS Special Services Track Diagram Books Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Authentic buildings from the Nickel Plate and its ancestors are becoming quite rare these days It was a pleasant surprise for attendees at the 2002 Convention to find the ex NKP ex W LE depot at Coshocton intact and in reasonably good shape The 1889 built structure known as the East Coshocton depot in Wheeling days sits in the center of the wye near Orange Street Photo Pete Shepherd Back One of the delights of travel on the Nickel Plate was a meal in the diner Although not as well known as the service on some rival roads Nickel Plate dining cars are fondly remembered for delicious meals at reasonable prices And dining car china collectors like Ed Biedenharn help keep the memory alive Photo NKPHTS Collection If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2003
    to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front The preservation of wooden cabooses can be quite an undertaking Just as the Mad River and NKP Museum did an outstanding restoration of the 1047 several years ago the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is doing a rebuild of NKP 141 the only known original LE W caboose The century old car looked like this last September Odds are the 141 will look like new when she sees sunlight Photo Pete Shepherd Back The Nickel Plate s Lorain depot located at the NKP B O crossing west of the Black River bridge was a very interesting piece of architecture The L shaped building had fallen on hard times by the time of this December 1982 photo and would soon be demolished In this issue Jim Mihalek recreates the structure in its glory days Photo Jim Mihalek 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 P O Box 381 New Haven Indiana 46774 0381 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past issues please click here

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2003
    NKProducts product reviews Accurail series 81500 81649 50 foot NKP combination door boxcar Accurail series 85475 85499 50 foot double door boxcars Walthers plug door express refrigerator car Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Some roads ended steam operations with ceremonial trips and retirements Not so the Nickel Plate S 4 809 handles a local at Abbe Road near Sheffield on February 23 1958 Scenes such as this just became less and less frequent until suddenly they were gone forever with little note or fanfare Photo Philip Horning James M Semon Collection Back The Pohlman stockyard in Malinta Ohio was a typical traffic source for the Nickel Plate important in the life of the town Near new International trucks and NKP stock cars teamed up to transport quality beef cattle from rural Ohio to dinner tables all over the East Photo courtesy Jeffrey Sharp 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

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