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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2003
    in the Space Age by Peter K Shepherd NKProducts product reviews Branchline s new Yardmaster series NKP 17500 series boxcars Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Railroad lanterns have cast a long shadow on the industry from the ornate but fragile whale oil numbers of railroading s infancy to today s battery powered ones The most romantic and best remembered are the kerosene lanterns we are all familiar with Six specimens representing most of the Nickel Plate s history stand in the late afternoon sunlight Photo Pete Shepherd Back Even after the demise of steam there was drama to be found at trackside In a classic scene from the late 1950 s the 477 500 and an unidentified sister accelerate eastbound tonnage through we believe Muncie on the eve of the Space Age 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 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 receive

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2004
    bridge pier still exists Ex W LE wooden baggage car 0145 sits at Pine Valley W LE steel caboose new to Orrville Future bleak for former W LE main line east of Pittsburgh Jct Three former W LE depots still on the job One of four W LE NW2 diesels sitting unused at abandoned coal mine in Kentucky Front Looking as good as she did in 1953 Nickel Plate 426 again rides home rails in the service of the Indiana Transportation Museum The recently restored Geep poses at Atlanta Indiana with another Nickel Plate veteran business car 1 on September 20 2003 Can the 426 really be fifty years old Photo Pete Shepherd Back Wooden passenger cars had a grace and refinement that wasn t captured in the more durable classic steel heavyweights Coach 58 the last wooden coach ever purchased by the Nickel Plate and a sister to the still existing 54 provides testimony in its builder s portrait at American Car and Foundry Photo ACF NKPHTS Collection Telescope by Peter K Shepherd A Narrow Slice of Time Nickel Plate s First 718 by William J Powers NKP 384 and Car 54 Where Are You by Don Flegal Back to the First Subdivision 2003 Convention NKProducts product reviews The American Locomotive Company A Centennial Remembrance a book review Railroading in Conneaut a book review Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers 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 receive other great quarterly magazines as part

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2004
    Bohi Don Daily and Art Lemke NKProducts product reviews Branchline trains heavyweight passenger coaches Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front During the 1930 s the Wheeling began a comprehensive program to replace its aging all steel hopper fleet with new equipment Thirty four hundred two bay offset side hoppers were delivered between 1936 and 1947 Near the end of a vital yet unremarked career which has seen two changes of ownership NKP 64149 awaits yet another load Photo FJC Products Back Passenger service was not forgotten in President John Bernet s 1934 equipment purchases As the streamlined era dawned heavyweight coaches were delivered by Pullman to the Nickel Plate 63 poses in the summer of 1934 for a birthday portrait In this issue Jon Marx gives us a detailed look at a Branchline kit that recreates these cars Photo Pullman 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2004
    a book review Car 831 letters to the Editor Tack Board questions from readers Front Time was growing short for the Nickel Plate in the spring of 1964 but standards of service speed and safety were never compromised Bob Albert captured a meet at Argos featuring trains headed by the Nickel Plate s newest power There was a time for the brakeman positioned for a roll by inspection to give a friendly wave another Nickel Plate tradition Photo Bob Albert Back The Nickel Plate continued to invest in equipment upgrades and new cars right up until it disappeared into the Norfolk Western including purchases of the most up to date car types Eighteen 70 ton covered hoppers part of an order of 65 delivered by Pullman Standard in 1962 typify this constant improvement as they pose for a portrait before beginning more prosaic chores 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 20777 0272 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past issues please click here Please join the NKPHTS to read the

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2005
    Park Railway Exhibit enclosure undergoes washing and painting NS to sell the Toledo Belt bridge to the W LE Former W LE Monroeville depot renovated Portions of the W LE Huron Branch reopened for walking and bicycling Front Bellevue is a second home to Nickel Platers for many reasons Its status as the operational heart of the road is unchallenged and it remains a great train watching spot even today Bellevue also remembers its railroad heritage as it is home to the Mad River and Nickel Plate Railroad Museum 2004 s Convention host A scene such as this can t help but make any Nickel Plater feel right at home Photo Pete Shepherd Back Berkshire 765 is nearing the end of its most extensive overhaul since its active service on the Nickel Plate Completion of this work will see the 1944 Lima looking much as she does here powering a westbound through a sweeping curve near North East It s 1951 and a Mars light has yet to be applied to the 765 She ll duplicate this appearance when she takes the rails again Photo Paul Prescott In Just Three Years Putting Together a Merger by Peter K Shepherd LCL Highlights by Donald Daily Transfer Point on the Clover Leaf for LCL and Express by Donald Daily Reflections East Wayne Engine House and its Workers by Peter P Olevnik Together Again at Bellevue Car 831 letters to the Editor NKProducts product reviews Athearn NKP 2 bay offset side hopper 6 pack Athearn NKP 2 bay composite hopper 6 pack Accurail NKP 50 foot double door boxcar Tack Board questions from readers 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 2005
    W right of way marker in Amsden OH and the LE W combine in Kansas OH The Nickel Plate in Brazil by Robert Fiedler A Night to Remember by Kenneth Keller The Run of the Mills by Peter K Shepherd The First Trick Hostler at Frankfort by Donald Daily NKProducts product reviews Follow the Flag A History of the Wabash Railroad book review Walthers 48 6 USRA design steel gondola Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor Front You could find outsize cargo of almost any type in a mill gondola Almost thirty years after its birth as W LE 73601 NKP 65161 pays a call at Bradenton Florida with a load of arched roof trusses The ex Wheeling Lake Erie mill gons were as durable as they were versatile at the time of this December 1961 photo all 100 of the original cars were still in service Photo Howard W Ameling Back Although S 2 767 will forever be associated with Fort Wayne she did put in some time on the East End as well Shortly before the collision at NE tower she has charge of an eastbound at Cascade Pennsylvania just west of Erie An H 5 has gotten in the clear for 767 and her charge which have a date in Buffalo in just a few hours 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 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 receive other great quarterly magazines as part of your membership The NICKEL PLATE ROAD MAGAZINE is

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2005
    from Frankfort roundhouse Roundhouse deteriorating Some Ironville locomotive facilities still remain Work continues on NKP 765 may run by mid to late summer Behind the Scenes Under the Skin by Peter K Shepherd Second Trick Hostler at Frankfort by Don Daily Third Trick Hostler at Frankfort by Don Daily By Any Other Name by Peter K Shepherd Forensic Investigating Railroad Style NKProducts product reviews Athearn s new HO NKP 70 ton and 100 ton 50 combination door boxcar two models of NKP 50 plug door insulated cars Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor Front The Frankfort coal dock is all that remains today of the engine service facility at this once vital division point Between the days of steam and today the venerable structure has looked down on some unlikely sights such as this September 2002 visit by an ex Conrail SD40 2 Through it all the coal dock has proudly worn its Nickel Plate Road lettering Photo Pete Shepherd Back With the dieselization of the Lake Erie Western and Clover Leaf Districts Frankfort mechanical forces gained early experience with the products of La Grange and Schenectady In a scene evocative of Don Daily s third trick account four new GP7s have arrived for adjustments and set up The Geeps are gone today the roundhouse faces demolition and the turntable will soon have a new home Photo John Rehor Howard W Ameling 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 above and receive other great quarterly magazines

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2005
    K Shepherd Storehouse for a Railroad End of a Landmark NKProducts product reviews Book Review The American Railway Association Standard Box Car of 1932 by Theodore J Culotta Walthers 6 pack of Nickel Plate USRA 50 ton hoppers in their Gold Series Front The lease of the Wheeling Lake Erie in 1949 introduced two previously unknown USRA locomotive designs to the Nickel Plate By far the more conventional was the heavy Mikado the Wheeling had been allocated twenty Example 681 originally W LE 6011 Brooks class of 18 would serve the Nickel Plate until 1955 Photo NKPHTS Collection Back The Nickel Plate along with several other properties often specified black ends on its boxcar purchases and repairs Brand new insulated plug door NKP 84017 is a typical example but not every car followed this tradition This issue s Tack Board seeks to make sense of this practice and asks for your help Photo General American Car NKPHTS Collection Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor 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

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