The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2002

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Fall 2002 Volume XXXVI No. 4

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2002 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



John H. Keller -- 1909-2002

Along the Line

  • Wheeling trackage in Cleveland abandoned.
  • Few remaining signs of NKP service left in Erie after street reconstruction.
  • Clover Leaf Street found in marion, IN.
  • NKP right-of-way marker found in Swayzee, IN.
  • Maintainer's shanty returned to Malinta.

The Special Apprentice II by Al Schultz

Places and Faces on the Clover Leaf East End by Peter K. Shepherd

Nickel Plate Nocturne II - Rush Hour by John B. Corns

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Walther's USRA Gondola as NKP
  • NKP Containers in HO Scale
  • NKP Composite Hopper by Accurail in HO Scale

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

Front: The First and Second Subdivisions of the Clover Leaf District developed a character all their own, especially after 1933 when through freight was diverted to the LE&W District. The "down home" feeling of the Clover Leaf remained constant, however. Malinta agent Jim Sharp was visiting fellow agent and friend Fred Reed on April 1, 1956 when the supply train appeared, creating a typical Clover Leaf scene.
Photo: James Sharp, Jeff Sharp Collection

Back: Holgate, Ohio was a major interchange point with the Baltimore & Ohio on the Clover Leaf's First Subdivision. In this 1912 scene, the Clover Leaf depot is partially obscured by its B&O counterpart; later it was torn down and both roads shared the B&O's facility. Judging by the folks standing on the platform, it looks like some activity is imminent.
Photo: Jeff Sharp Collection

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