The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

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A Few Reasons To Join

To download a brochure about the NKPHTS and history of the Nickel Plate Road, please click here.

Help us in this worthwhile, nostalgic, and historic pursuit.

Membership Application

A separate membership application must be submitted for each individual applying for new membership. Please answer all questions and remit the necessary dues with the appropriate form. Incomplete applications and/or incorrect dues will cause a delay in processing your membership while we request missing information and/or dues.


BASIC $35.00 PATRON $125.00 (free calendar plus 1st class mailing).
CONTRIBUTING $60.00 (free calendar) ASSOCIATE $5.00
Optional First Class Mail delivery is available for Basic and Contributing Memberships for an additional $10.00 per year US and $14.00 per year Canada. First Class Mail is automatically included with Patron and International Memberships.

IMPORTANT - NEW MEMBERS! The 2018 membership year began on October 17, 2017 and will expire on October 16, 2018. Anyone joining the NKPHTS prior to August 1, 2018 shall be processed as a member for 2018.** All previous back issues of the Nickel Plate Road Magazine shall be sent to that member as soon as the membership application or reinstatement is processed and the membership payment clears. Magazines issued after the new member application acceptance or reinstatement date shall be distributed as per normal procedure until the conclusion of the membership year on October 16th.

** New members or those renewing during the period between August 1, 2018 and October 16, 2018 may be offered the option of:

  • Accepting a membership for the current year (2018) and receiving all back issues of the Nickel Plate Road Magazine pursuant to the policy enumerated above. All member services and benefits will be available until the end of the normal membership year on October 16th.

  • Accepting a membership for the following year (2019), with the understanding that no issues of the Nickel Plate Road Magazine for 2018 will be included. The new membership shall commence on the annual membership renewal date of October 17th. While the first issue of the magazine is not normally delivered to members until late December or early January, all other member services and benefits, such as Internet privileges, shall commence on October 17th.

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Please select the option(s) for your membership status from the pull-down menus below. If you wish to have your magazine sent by First Class mail, be sure to select the correct option from the Mailing Options menu.

Renewing Members - If submitted after December 1, please use the "Renewals After 12/01/2017" category. A $5.00 mailing surcharge is applied to renewals after December 1.

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Patron and International Members receive their magazine by First Class mail and do not need to select an option.

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International applications must be accompanied by an International Money Order payable in US Funds.

Please do not send dues for more than one year. We will accept payment for only the current year or the upcoming membership year beginning October 17. All applications received after August 31st will be processed for the next membership year unless specific instructions to the contrary are given by the applicant.

For your convenience we have provided four different membership forms depending on your needs and membership status. Each form except for the Online Change of Information Form is in the PDF file format. You will need the Adobe Reader for the PDF files. The Reader may be downloaded for free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/. (Link will open in a new window.)

Please click on the form that best describes your situation.


PRIVACY POLICY: The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society maintains a general policy whereby it does not sell or offer membership information to any other group or individual for any purpose. However, information from your application form and subsequent renewal or change of information forms may be used for internal purposes by the Society (e.g., provide information for the formation of local chapters). You will have the opportunity on each of the forms to opt out of the sharing of this information.


New Members:
Write "New Member" on your check if you are joining for the first time.

Renewing Members:
Write your NKPHTS Member Number on your check if you are renewing your membership.

Send your application and dues to:

PO BOX 138
BUCKLIN, MO 64631-0138

The NKPHTS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and donations are tax-deductible. Your gift may qualify for matching funds from your employer. Please contact them or the Society for details on this important program.

All questions regarding Society membership should be sent to the address above or by emailing the Membership Director at:


Thank you and welcome aboard! We look forward to having you as a member.

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The NKPHTS logo and the name "Nickel Plate Road" are registered trademarks of the NKPHTS, Inc.