The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2004

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Fall 2004 Volume XXXVIII No. 4

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2004 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Tribute to John H. Keller in Lima's Lincoln Park.
  • Nickel Plate diner-lounge 125 located in Galveston, TX.
  • Bellevue Nickel Plate Road yard office brass lettering found.
  • W&LE historical bridge piers discovered in Pittsburgh.

The Freight Fleet - the Final Roster by Peter K. Shepherd

The Countdown by Peter K. Shepherd

NKProducts - product reviews

  • "Limiteds, Locals and Expresses in Indiana 1838-1971" - a book review.

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

Front: Time was growing short for the Nickel Plate in the spring of 1964, but standards of service, speed and safety were never compromised. Bob Albert captured a meet at Argos featuring trains headed by the Nickel Plate's newest power. There was a time for the brakeman, positioned for a "roll-by" inspection, to give a friendly wave - another Nickel Plate tradition.
Photo: Bob Albert

Back: The Nickel Plate continued to invest in equipment upgrades and new cars right up until it disappeared into the Norfolk & Western, including purchases of the most up-to-date car types. Eighteen 70-ton covered hoppers, part of an order of 65 delivered by Pullman-Standard in 1962, typify this constant improvement as they pose for a portrait before beginning more prosaic chores.
Photo: NKPHTS Collection

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