Bellevue - Hub of the Nickel Plate

Bellevue - Hub of the Nickel Plate

Pittsburgh Junction to Philadelphia, Baltimore and other points in the east. Trains from the east are broken for dispatching to the western gateways. On a normal day 35 to 45 trains arrive and depart from Bellevue.

On February 1 an important change took place at Bellevue. R. J. Sliter, who has been in charge of the yard there for 10 years first as general yardmaster and later as terminal trainmaster - retired. Except for when he was at Conneaut and Buffalo, he had been in the yard at Bellevue since 1920. He saw the yard enlarged five times and four office buildings erected.

Son of a NKP locomotive engineer and one of five brothers who were in train and engine service on the Nickel Plate, Mr. Sliter leaves the Road after 49 years' service. He started as a checker


Bellevue - Hub of the Nickel Plate

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