The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2003

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Fall 2003 Volume XXXVII No. 4

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2003 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Reshaping of Chicago's terminal district.
  • NKP main in Cleveland to be abandoned or upgraded.
  • Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum holds NKP veterans' day.
  • Bellevue bracket-mast signal replaced.
  • Update on the PA 190 restoration.
  • Contributing to the ELDCPS restoration of "City of Lima".

Casting a Light by Peter K. Shepherd

A Very Versatile Car by Peter K. Shepherd

Railroading in the Space Age by Peter K. Shepherd

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Branchline's new "Yardmaster" series NKP 17500-series boxcars

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

Front: Railroad lanterns have cast a long shadow on the industry, from the ornate but fragile whale-oil numbers of railroading's infancy to today's battery-powered ones. The most romantic and best-remembered are the kerosene lanterns we are all familiar with. Six specimens, representing most of the Nickel Plate's history, stand in the late afternoon sunlight.
Photo: Pete Shepherd

Back: Even after the demise of steam, there was drama to be found at trackside. In a classic scene from the late 1950's, the 477, 500, and an unidentified sister accelerate eastbound tonnage through (we believe) Muncie on the eve of the Space Age.
Photo: NKPHTS Collection

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