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NKPHTS 2018 Calendar

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Still looking good in its original multi-stripe livery on March 6, 1965, in Springfield, Ill., is NKP GP9 525, Class ERS-17e built by EMD in 1958. Richard R. Wallin photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
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Classic NKP wood cabooses 1141 and 1081 await the call to duty near the NKP's freighthouse at Abbott Road, Buffalo, N.Y., in August 1957. Thos. Gascoigne collection
January
January
Berkshire 769 rests between assignments at Calumet Yard, Chicago, in November 1957. Time is running out for old girl. Thos. Gascoigne collection
February
February
SD9 class ERY-17a, built by EMD in April 1957 as serial No. 23171, sits in the yard at Brewster, Ohio, on February 29, 1964. John E. Beach photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection.
March
March
An overview of the servicing tracks at Calumet Yard in Chicago in May 1958 reveals a scene of "the changing of the guard" as diesels invade an area that had been the domain of steam. Willis McCaleb photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
April
April
A neat view of the "B" end of Fairbanks-Morse switcher NKP 153 with its train and the crew peering out at the photographer in May 1965. Now, how could anyone miss those safety-stripes? Al Gorney photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
May
May
NKP USRA 0-8-0 switcher 303 in the Buffalo, N.Y. Abbott Road yard on June 28, 1961, is still officially in service.
Norman Blackwood photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
June
June
Berkshire 779 with a westbound freight in tow was photographed at Conneaut, Ohio, on January 1, 1955, from what appears to be aboard another train. But, where's the snow?
Mac Owen photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
July
July
NKP 855 and 564 (plus three other units) are laying down the diesel exhaust as they make track speed with a time freight in January 1966 on a snowless day. The question is - where?
Thos. Gascoigne collection
August
August
Cleveland Union Terminal (50 percent owned by the NYC&StL) electric motor 212 is at the east end of the tTerminal with a eastbound NKP passenger train on September 3, 1951.
Thos. Gascoigne collection
September
September
Rumbling down 19th Street in Erie, Pa., on November 5, 1989, on the NKP's famous street-running main line is the tail-end of an NS stack train.
John S. Murray photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
October
October
NKP switcher 22 is looking pristine in the Lima, Ohio, yard in July 1967.
Thos. Gascoigne collection
November
November
In really great multi-stripe paint is RS-3 554 together with 707, which wears the simplified scheme, in April 1962.
Thos. Gascoigne collection
December
December
NKP 0-8-0 304 is seen at Conneaut, Ohio on May 31, 1959, switching bay-window cabooses 400 and 404 onto a train while crew members prepare to board. Those were the days - no FREDs!
Thos. Gascoigne collection

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