NKPHTS

The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society


In 1938 The Chesapeake & Ohio began including the Nickel Plate in their employee magazine, the Chesapeake and Ohio Lines Magazine, which also included the Pere Marquette. In 1944 the magazine name was changed to Tracks. The Nickel Plate Road then published their own employee magazine, either monthly or bi-monthly, from April of 1948 until the merger with the N&W in October of 1964. You will find on this page reproductions of some of the more interesting articles found in those magazines. The articles represent some of the more historically significant events in the life of the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad Company.

Also included are indexes of the contents of all Lines, Tracks, and the Nickel Plate Road Magazines.


Employee Magazine Indexes

(All indexes are in PDF format.)

Contents on This Page


Magazine covers will open in a new window.
April 1948 Front April 1948 Issue Number One

[ Front Cover ] [ Back Cover ]




"Here Come the New Diesels"

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"Through Five Great States"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ] [ Page 3 ] [ Page 4 ] [ Page 5 ]
July-August 1954 Front July-August 1954

Front Cover




"Piggyback,
A Service To Meet Competition"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ] [ Page 3 ] [ Page 4 ]
February-March 1955 Front Cover February-March 1955

Front Cover




"Pioneering ... 1955 Style"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ]
Feb-Mar 1956 February-March 1956

Front Cover




"Piggybacking Through 23 States"

[ Page 1 ]
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"Way Back When . . ."

[ Page 1 ]
January-February 1957 Front Cover January-February 1957

Front Cover




"Bellevue - Hub of the Nickel Plate"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ] [ Page 3 ]
March 1957 Front Cover March 1957

Front Cover




"Frankfort - Crossroads of Clover Leaf
and Lake Erie & Western"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ] [ Page 3 ]
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January-February 1958 Front Cover January-February 1958

Front Cover




"BUFFALO
Gateway to East, New England"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ]
May-June 1960 Front May-June 1960

Front Cover




"Detroit & Toledo Shore Line
. . .Gateway to Detroit"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ]
July-August 1960 Front July-August 1960

Front Cover




"Road's Largest Car Program"

[ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ] [ Page 3 ] [ Page 4 ]
September-October 1961 Front Cover September-October 1961

Front Cover




"Nickel Plate Name To Be Retained"

[ Page 1 ]
January-February 1962 Front Cover January-February 1963

Front Cover




"2,250 H. P. Diesels"

[ Page 1 ]
September-October 1964 Front Cover September-October 1964

Front Cover




"October 16 Is Target Date For Merger"

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