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  • May-June 1960 Front Cover
    Train 86 Climbing from Wabash Valley Locomotive Engineer C V Gross brings train bound for Michigan City up 1 6 per cent grade north of Peru Ind on Indianapolis Division

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  • Detroit & Toledo Shore Line ... Gateway to Detroit
    industrial cities was planned about 1898 as part of an extensive electric interurban system which would extend from Port Huron Mich to Wheeling W Va However the Shore Line s promoters were unable to finance the venture and the line went into receivership before construction was completed This was before the advent of the automobile and the industrial might which that industry brought to Detroit The Toledo St Louis Western

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  • Detroit & Toledo Shore Line ... Gateway to Detroit
    There the railroad interchanges with all rail lines entering Detroit Lang Yard has 23 tracks in its northbound classification yard and 16 tracks in the south bound yards The yard can handle over 1 800 cars a day Operations of the entire railroad are directed from the four story modern office building at Lang The superintendent and superintendent of motive power and equipment have offices there The Shore Line s locomotive and car repair facilities also are at Lang Yard The general manager is headquartered at Detroit the chief engineer is located at Monroe Mich and the auditor and his staff are housed in the Nickel Plate s office building on Erie Street in Toledo The D TSL also serves important industries at Monroe and Trenton Mich Two former Nickel Platers play key roles in the Shore Line E L Ray who started his rail career in the Accounting Department of the Clover Leaf at Toledo later worked in the NKP general offices at Cleveland and joined the D TSL in 1930 as auditor has been general manager since 1937 R F Stiegelmeyer a former Lake Erie Western man from Indianapolis and Nickel Plater from Cleveland joined the Shore Line

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  • July-August 1960 Front Cover
    1000 Boy Scouts to and from their national jambouree held July 22 28 at Colorado Springs The largest group was 540 scouts from Cleveland some of whom are shown boarding

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  • Road's Largest Car Program - Page 1
    look to the Nickel Plate to supply serviceable grain cars Mines and plants favor our Road with traffic because the NKP supplies sufficient cars to meet production and shipping schedules Some shippers move their products on the Nickel Plate instead of by trucks because our Road can provide special types of freight cars After the steel strike last year the Nickel Plate enjoyed a heavy volume of steel traffic because

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  • Road's Largest Car Program - Page 2
    of employment To make certain that it can meet the freight car demands of Nickel Plate s regular shippers and also attract additional business our Road currently is carrying on one of the largest car repair programs in its history At Brewster heavy repairs are being made to two thousand 70 ton hopper cars The cars are stripped to under frames and body bolsters In cases where they need straightening

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  • Road's Largest Car Program - Page 3
    grain bagged products canned goods beverages paper products glass appliances and many other commodities Work has begun at Ironville on 15 double deck basket cars Several years ago our Road pioneered a single deck car of this type to handle small forgings for automobiles Through acceptance of these cars the Nickel Plate won back considerable traffic which previously had moved on trucks The double deck cars are being built to

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  • Road's Largest Car Program - Page 4
    To further increase its supply of freight equipment our Road has received this year an additional 150 highway trailers for piggy back service and five hundred 50 foot box cars 325 of which are equipped with special equipment to prevent damage to lading The Road s car repair program not only is creating jobs for several hundred carmen but also is providing trainmen enginemen trackmen clerks and other workers with

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