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NKPHTS 2019 Calendar

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It's the dead of winter and NKP S-2 Number 764 is getting underway with a westbound out of Fort Wayne, Ind., on February 4, 1958. -Thorin Marty photo, Thos Gascoigne collection
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Trailing two classic NKP cabooses, a "work extra" blasts out of Bellevue, Ohio, in September 1947. Note the Pennsylvania Railroad's Sandusky line alongside. -Thos Gascoigne collection
January
January
Whoops! It's the mid-1950s, and steam crane X50009 and the wreck crew are there to clean up a minor derailment in Fremont, Ohio, while Geep 453 tiptoes past.
-Bob Lorenz photo, Thos Gascoigne collection
February
February
Conneaut, Ohio, could be a dreary place during a Lake Erie Winter, and February 26, 1957, was no exception. S-3 Berk Number 772 approaches eastbound, trailing 86 cars under a gorgeous plume of smoke and steam. -D.R. McCulloch photo,
Thos Gascoigne collection
March
March
Apparently those Nickel Plate Road trailers could and did get around, as witnessed in this scene in the Northern Pacific yard at 2nd Street in Minneapolis, Minn It seems like black and yellow was still the "in" color scheme back in March 1963. -Thos Gascoigne collection
April
April
Alco 569 reposes, in all its multi-striped glory, in the NKP's Abbott Road engine terminal in Buffalo, N.Y., in May 1966.
-Thos Gascoigne collection
May
May
It's hard to believe, but it has been a half-century since the 759 pulled the Golden Spike Special. Here she is in Conneaut, Ohio, in May 1969 with a hoard of onlookers. -Paul Kutta photo, Thos Gascoigne collection
June
June
Something you didn't see too often was the backside of the shop complex at Conneaut, Ohio. Here it is in May 1958 with S-3 Berk Number 772 awaiting attention.
-Thos Gascoigne collection
July
July
For such a small Class 1, the NKP had an amazing amount of diesel variety. Here we see F-M switcher Number 153 going about its chores on August 2, 1964.
-W.D. Volmer photo,
Thos Gascoigne collection
August
August
NYC&StL 700 was a GP18 in class ERS-18a, built by EMD in 1960 as c/n 26023. Here we see the 700 coupled to Alco 567 in Indianapolis, Ind., on May 21, 1966.
-Tom Smart photo,
Thos Gascoigne collection
September
September
Here we have an NKP 2-8-2 flying Extra flags while drilling hopper cars at Bellevue, Ohio, in September 1957.
-Thos Gascoigne collection
October
October
For all the GP30 fans, and they are legion, here is the 905 laying over at the Peoria & Pekin Union facility in East Peoria, Ill., on October 25, 1964. -K.C. Henkels photo,
Thos Gascoigne collection
November
November
Way back in the early 1950s, NKP 2-8-4 Number 748 is receiving attention from her crew at Abbott Road in Buffalo, N.Y.
-Thos Gascoigne collection
December
December
On December 19, 1974, D&TS 43 and 46 are leading 63 cars westbound at Stanley Tower on the Toledo Terminal Railroad, another NKP affiliate. -D.R. McCulloch photo,
Thos Gascoigne collection

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