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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2008
    recent Pennsylvania excursion Erie Metroparks adds Nickel Plate Overpass sign to Huron River Greenway Major work has begun on NKP Mikado 587 at the ITM Home to Ohio by Peter K Shepherd A Journey Ends A New Life Begins by Peter K Shepherd Another Might Have Been by Peter K Shepherd Incognito by Peter K Shepherd Caboose Memories by Joseph B Immler More Caboose Memories by Joseph B Immler A Long Time Coming A Little Bit of the Clover Leaf Front Railroaders have always enjoyed posing with their steam locomotives and Nickel Platers are no exception On an absolutely perfect warm cloudless day the faithful pause for a portrait in front of the newly restored S 2 765 at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society s restoration facility at Casad Indiana Photo Pete Shepherd Back With restoration work at Midwest Locomotive and Illinois Transit Assembly completed Nickel Plate Pullman city of Lima sits at Steamtown on November 2 just before her public debut at the Lackawanna Railfest In another week the City of Lima will make her first revenue trip for the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society Photo Pete Shepherd Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor NKProducts product reviews Two Atlas Trainman Series NKP Hoppers Athearn s John Deere Classics NKP flat car with pair of John Deere tractors Intermountain Railway Co W LE composite gondola 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2008
    Illinois Railway Museum in Union IL Mad River NKP Museum Bellevue OH to be dedicated to the memory of Bill Fuehring A Sterling Remembrance Two Memoranda by Peter K Shepherd Pool Cars and Wash outs by Joseph B Immler The End of the Great Timber Fleet Photography by Bob Richardson In the Beginning by Don Daily Engine Stories compiled by David Wendt Front Certain engines were always regarded as just a little bit better than their peers The standout for the first order of S 2 s was the 748 perhaps someone at Lima knew something when the 748 was selected as the builder s portraits for her order In February 1958 the handsome 14 year old engine hustles through Avon Ohio in the waning days of her career Photo Philip Horning Back Nickel Plate S2 4 served Medusa Portland Cement and its successors in Dixon Illinois for forty years after a 22 year Nickel Plate career The unit retained an NKP appearance for years in this undated photo she s kept her monkey bars and end stripes The 1942 Alco is moving to nearby Freeport Illinois for preservation and possible restoration Photo NKPHTS Collection Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor NKProducts product reviews Walthers Platinum Line International NKP Bay window caboose Book Review The Postwar Freight Car Fleet North American Freight Car Designs from 1898 to 1947 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2008
    Its Berkshires by Michael J Saada The Nickel Plate Story by Dwight Boyer Glory of Steam Upheld on Rails by Talbot Harding Steel People Revisited by Peter K Shepherd Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor Front The setting sun highlights the running gear of S 2 740 as she sits at the east end of the siding at Mortimer It s a scene that could have been repeated hundreds of times in the 740 s 14 year career But today is special it s June 21 1958 and NKP s first S 2 is ringing down the curtain on West End steam on her final trip Ahead at Bellevue only the Prairie Road dead line awaits Photo Dale Devene Sr collection of Dale Devene Sr Back Three of Nickel Plate s finest are ready for service in this 1945 publicity photo S class 706 eleven years old will ultimately become the last of NKP s Alcos to see service The 711 transferred to the W LE District in the mid 50 s will never receive a planned overhaul at Frankfort in 1957 Almost new 752 will serve until 1958 making the next to last steam haul on the buffalo Division and will be one of the final quartet of Berkshires in steam Photo NKPHTS Collection NKProducts product reviews Athearn NKP series 60000 refrigerator car Accuready NKP refrigerator car Bowser ex W LE 78000 series 3 bay offset side hopper 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 - Fall 2008
    of Lima in The Pullman Project Indianapolis commuter rail line Mad River NKP Museum rededicated in honor of William Fuehring In Memoriam Rollie Jordan Pullmans and Wild Birds by Peter K Shepherd Forensics Investigating Revisited by Peter K Shepherd The Wheeling Lake Erie and the Wheeling Bridge Terminal by John B Corns The First Steelies by Peter K Shepherd Caboose Cooking by Joseph B Immler Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor Front S 1 s were not quite as well known or as photographed until some moved to the Nickel Plate District The 720 Lima class of 1942 is eastbound at River Road in Vermilion on February 23 1958 HObbyline s venerable Berkshire kit will allow modelers to give S 1 s a presence on their model pikes if one can be found Photo Philip Homing Back The eight Nickel Plate lO 6 Pullmans that were sold to the Illinois Central in 1965 had short second lives and diverse fates One entered work train service one went to Mexico two went to railfan groups one joined a tour operation and three like Canton ex City of Buffalo spent years at of all places a bird sanctuary Photo Peter Shepherd collection NKProducts product reviews Athearn stock number 23357 NKP lettered forty foot single sheathed boxcar previously part of the Roundhouse line up HObbyline s Berkshire 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2009
    Dismantling the Fleet by Peter K Shepherd Paint Jobs by Joseph Immler A Weekend on the Shore Convention 2008 by Peter K Shepherd Front C 1 272 built in 1918 as W LE 5102 goes about her humble chores in Bellevue on October 18 1956 May this long lived and hard working veteran serve as a reminder of the Society s new Post Office box number which took effect in December Photo Willard A Harvey Collection Back Some heavyweight cars put in active careers of over a half a century NKP 63 seen new at Pullman in 1934 was the equal of any standard coach in the country but changing travel patterns caused a premature retirement from active service at age 26 Photo NKPHTS Collection NKProducts product reviews Athearn 70 ton 3 bay hoppers Billboard Refrigerator Cars by Richard Hendrickson and Edward Kaminski book review 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2009
    and Passenger Equipment book review Athearn NKP heavy duty flat car 2904 Tack Board questions from readers Car 831 letters to the Editor Front GP35 910 was one of four one of a kinds on the all time roster and the Nickel Plate s most powerful diesel She strikes a regal pose while working a local a Montmorenci Indiana but her early days on the Nickel Plate weren t all that happy Photo J Anthony Koester Back The 1920 s were a prosperous time for the Nickel Plate but they set the stage for the monumental struggles of the Thirties Among the decade s happier legacies was the coming of the H 6 clan mainstay of the freight roster until the arrival of the legendary 700 s Much modified 644 Lima class of 1923 breaks in after a latter day overhaul Photo C W Jernstrom 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 - Summer 2009
    of te Nickel Plate Road DVD review Accurail W LE 40 ft steel double door automobile car Front Train 10 the Blue Dart has just left Rocky River and is on the last lap into Cleveland Union Terminal on this 1957 morning Passengers in 10 s Pullman have had a full measure of Nickel Plate hospitality and are ready for a full day s business or pleasure in the Forest City Sure beats driving Photo Willis A McCaleb James Semon Collection Back The Nickel Plate never missed an opportunity to promote its services and latest equipment Quite a crowd has gathered to inspect a gleaming City series 10 6 Pullman The presence of a new 400 series caboose and an immaculate piggyback van flat barely visible in the foreground date this scene to the mid 1950 s Photo courtesy James M Semon 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

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  • NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2009
    Spike Centennial Limited A 40th Anniversary Retrospective Staff Report Interchange Point Front Berk 744 is putting on quite a show for the photographer as the S 2 strides into Blasdel N Y with a westbound freight on a fine day in March 1957 The location is GB Cab in long a favored location of Buffalo area railroad photographers where the Plate and Pennsy crossed the Erie Photo JAMES A VAN BROCKLIN Back Dressed in light blue NKP 759 storms eastbound out of Bellevue Ohio in May 1969 with the Golden Spike Centennial Limited In pursuit is an Island Air Lines Ford Tri Motor chartered by photographer Mike Eagleson Photo JIM BOYD If you would like to submit an article for our magazine please click here for publication guidelines and information Submit articles to Nickel Plate Road Magazine John T Slater Managing Editor PO Box 243 Niagara Falls NY 14304 0243 NKPHTS433L aol com 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 published by the Nickel Plate

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