The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS 2017 Calendar

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Still earning her keep some 18 years after leaving the NYC&StL roster on January 10, 1945, H-6-o Mike 592 is now National Railways of Mexico 2203. Built by Baldwin in 1918, she is still in service in Leon, Mexico, on September 8, 1963, having outlived her Super Power successors. We couldn't help but wonder if the two young boys perched on the pilot beam would grow up to become railroaders. Edward McLaughlin photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
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On March 11, 1967, in Marion, Indiana, ex-NKP GP30 909, Class BP-30 in the guise of N&W 2909 is attached to N&W caboose 559202 still showing her Nickel Plate Road heritage, while crew members are attending to their duties. - Thos. Gascoigne collection
January
January
On a dreary February 26, 1957, NKP S-3 770 stops to let the brakeman descend to throw a switch in Conneaut, Ohio. - D.R. McCulloch photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
February
February
Geeps 496 and 485 "cool their heels" outside the Lima, Ohio, roundhouse while their respective brakemen engage each other in the mid to late 1950s. - Calvin T. Banse photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection.
March
March
NYC&StL Mike 959 rolls the freight through a bucolic landscape in this 1950s-era scene. - Thos. Gascoigne collection
April
April
In this August 1956 view, the operator is hooping-up orders to the crew of a northbound Wheel- ing District train led by Geeps 439 and 445 in Bellevue, Ohio. - David R. Sweetland photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
May
May
Stormin' through Lorain, Ohio, on July 20, 1957, with "half-the-world" tied to her tail is Berkshire 731. Note the famous NKP gauntlet bridge in the background. - Thos. Gascoigne collection
June
June
Still in "fresh NKP" inspired livery in the GTW yard in Flint, Michigan on July 2, 1975, is erstwhile NKP af liate Detroit & Toledo Shore Line GP7 41. Toledo–Flint was a regular run for the D&TS. - Kenneth Borg photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
July
July
We're not sure where this is, but the 432, 407 and a third unit are fast approaching that classic NKP crossbuck! Anybody recognize the house in the background? Note the parallel rail line to the right. - David A. Sweetland photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
August
August
This view of the Cuyahoga Valley, taken on September 3, 1956, looking southward from Cleveland Union Terminal, shows, amongst other things, an eastbound NKP freight (with steam) on the High Line as well as what is today I-90 under construction. The long bridge in the foreground carries Carnegie Avenue across the Cuyahoga River, and the steel mill in the distance near the center of the photo is that which shows up several times in the holiday classic, A Christmas Story. - Albert C. Grobe photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
September
September
NYC&StL Class BS-10a Baldwin switcher 100, built in 1947, is shown at Brewster, Ohio, on February 29, 1964. She carried construction number 72849 and was origi- nally Class DS-6. Apparently the yard crews at Brewster felt that hand chalked "100" on the front-end made identi cation easier whilst switching. A nice "detail" for the modeler. - John E. Beach photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
October
October
In June 1960, two NKP lightweight passenger cars—a sleeper on the left and a coach on the right—are at New Jersey's Hoboken Terminal yard on layover while in Chicago–Buffalo–Hobo- ken through-car service, joint with the Lackawanna. The October 1960 Erie Lackawanna merger ended the through-car operations. - Thos. Gascoigne collection via George Povall
November
November
The Nickel Plate Road's Buffalo, New York, engine terminal is shown in September 1965 look- ing northeast from the South Park Avenue bridge with the Elk Street bridge in the background. The Buffalo Color Corp. buildings in the right background are now all gone, and this site is now the location of the Heritage Discovery Center, and the home of the NKPHTS Archives and Library. - Paul Kutta photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
December
December
On a frigid cold December day in the late 1950s, Berskshire 772 sits outside the Conneaut, Ohio, roundhouse with steam up and awaiting the call to duty. - Calvin T. Banse photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
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