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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2006
    C Albert A Nickel Plate Summer by Don Flegal A Hoosier Holiday NKProducts product reviews Book Review Cleveland s Towering Treasure by James Toman Daniel Cook Walthers Pullman Standard 52 seat coach Front Atlanta Indiana has played host to an amazing variety of trains since the Indiana Transportation Museum began operations on the former Indianapolis Division trackage through town On October 1 2005 restored NKP GP7 426 is right at home on a Society Convention Special while NKP car 1 carries the markers on a beautiful day Photo Pete Shepherd Back Restored and freshly painted NKP 1 forms a suitable backdrop for attendees at the 2005 NKPHTS Convention The 1929 built car 1 acquired by the Indiana Transportation Museum has become the crown jewel in their collection and played a prominent part in this year s Society gathering Photo Francis Parker 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 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past issues please click here Please join

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2006
    Peter K Shepherd Aborted Career by Robert Wilson NKProducts product reviews Walthers GACX Wooden Express Refrigerator Car in NKP Colors Front Sold for scrap in February 1962 NKP 965 should by rights have been cut up shortly thereafter Somehow the 1917 Brooks graduate eluded the torch On a bright day in 1968 the 965 is still intact and had the fates been kinder she might have had a new lease on life Photo Tony Koester Back The surviving Nickel Plate H 5 s received new identities in late 1955 to make way for a new order of GP9s scheduled for delivery in early 1956 The 950 which had carried number 500 for 38 years carries on in Cleveland on an April day in 1956 Was it just coincidence that 500 in steam or diesel days meant a rugged versatile and long lived locomotive Photo Howard W Ameling 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 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2006
    K Shepherd NKProducts product reviews Accurail HO AAR 70 ton triple hopper in NKP paint Front There s a nip in the air and a touch of snow on the ground on March 25 2006 A fire burns hot in the 765 s firebox as the newly rebuilt S 2 awaits her first road outing since 1993 The volunteer craftsmen of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society have done their work well 765 s break in trips went as smooth as silk Photo Kelly Lynch FWRRHS Back The 765 s second career is drawing to a close in this July 19 1993 scene at Fort Wayne She looks fit enough but needs extensive work her last running gear work occurred in 1955 Happily a thorough rebuild is just what she ll receive and today she s back better than ever Photo Willard A Harvey 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 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For past issues please click

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2006
    William J Powers with Clifford C Cook NKProducts product reviews Athearn 65 foot mill gondola Athearn 40 foot double door boxcar Front For the first time in over four decades a 10 6 Pullman wears Nickel Plate livery In late July Midwest Locomotive completed the painting of NKP 211 the City of Lima on behalf of the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society The car is about to enter a new chapter in it s 56 year career Photo ELDCPS Back The center of the triangle formed by the NKP NYC Pennsylvania and Rock Island at Englewood Illinois was for many years a delightfully landscaped oasis on Chicago s South Side On August 9 1933 a typically hot sticky Chicago summer day L 1b 177 eases train 8 out of town in a scene typical of the Englewood that was but is no longer Photo Courtesy James Kreider 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 Other Issues For the current issue please click here For

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2007
    Book Review The Van Sweringen Railroad Empire compiled by Thomas Dixon and edited by Karen Parker Athearn HO NKP 92289 92290 aluminum boxcar Front Cleveland has always been a focal point in Nickel Plate history it was the NKP s corporate headquarters throughout its history and the home of the Van Sweringens who so profoundly affected Nickel Plate fortunes The 2006 Convention revisited the Forest City site of this quiet scene at East 75th Street Besides being its headquarters Cleveland was a great location to watch the Nickel Plate in action Photo Jay Himes Back The Fort Wayne Division was informally considered to be the fastest freight train running ground in America A table top geography was fully utilized by the Berkshires to make mile a minute speeds across its 125 1 miles On June 23 1935 almost new 710 awaits a call to service at West Wayne Photo NKP 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 Other Issues For the current issue please

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2007
    Railroad Depots and the Old Days by Lois Costomiris Lake Erie and Western s Milepost 0 by Nate Fries Front Fresh out of the shop SD9 348 basks in the sun at Norwalk The 348 put in an entirely respectable 28 year career before her 1985 retirement eight sister units would go on to serve Norfolk Southern for over two more decades Sadly their story and that of NKP diesels seems to be over on NS Photo Howard W Ameling Back Another even longer story has also come to an end The classic depot at St Marys finally succumbed to the wreckers in January 2007 after an attempt to save the circa 1880 structure stalled for lack of money It s seen here in March 1968 not too far removed from its final Nickel Plate appearance Photo Charles Bohi Collection NKProducts product reviews Walthers Proto 2000 Greenville 52 6 drop end gondola Athearn covered gondola Athearn Roundhouse 36 foot wooden boxcar 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2007
    questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor Front NKP painted GP30s are appearing all over The original 900 is retired at Bellevue and the Cincinnati Railway wants to repaint 901 in its original scheme The Indiana Northeastern has applied Nickel Plate colors to its ex RDG and PRR units Here s a real one NKP 904 photographed early in life She too lives on rebuilt as BNSF GP39E 2749 Photo NKPHTS Collection Back Her life began in April 1905 as Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal 2114 Years later as Wheeling Lake Erie 4110 this well dressed 2 8 0 handles freight at a location believed to be in the Toledo area Can any of our members identify the location One suspects that little of this scene is left today Photo Douglas Leffler Collection NKProducts product reviews NMRA Div 7 Mid West Region production of the W LE 78000 series 3 bay offset side hopper Branchline RTR NKP 50 foot steel double door boxcar Branchline RTR NKP 5000 series 40 foot Superior door boxcar 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 - Fall 2007
    Industrial Park receives grant for expansion Progress on ELDCPS City of Lima Linden IN Railroad Museum receives diamond at Linden Louis Dreyfus Commodities acquires NS 51 ex NKP 343 NSSX 200258 ex NKP gondola spotted in service in Fairlane yard Our Dixie Lady is Coming Home by Don Flegal Roanoke Recognizance by Don Flegal On the Verge of Greatness by Peter K Shepherd Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor Front The weather may be dull and overcast but July 24 2007 was a bright day in the continuing history of Nickel Plate 763 With the sale of the Berkshire complete she heads to Norfolk Southern facilities for a thorough check up before shipment to the Ohio Central shops at Morgan Run NS 4609 provides the power and two workers lend watchful eyes Photo Don Flegal Back The 763 s life had just begun when Paul Prescott found her on August 12 1945 She s at Cascade Pennsylvania on the Buffalo Division which will be her home throughout her entire career That career will resume again half a century since the 763 last felt a fire on her grates Photo Paul Prescott NKProducts product reviews The Rattlesnake and the Ramsey The History of the Lorain Ashland Southern Railroad by William Snyder Book Review Walthers HO gauge Pullman built Nickel Plate 36 seat heavyweight diner 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

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