The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2006

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Fall 2006 Volume XL No. 4

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2006 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Abandoned piece of Clover Leaf finds new use.
  • Diamond at the former LE&W/PRR crossing removed.
  • Report on former NKP sites in Chicago.
  • Former NKP flat car in service on N&W in Buffalo.
  • Cleveland Terminal Tower in midst of multi-year renovation.

A Traveller Returns Home

The Flat Car Class of '34 by Peter K. Shepherd

The Gondola Car Class of '34 by Peter K. Shepherd

Fastest Freight on the Nickel Plate by William J. Powers with Clifford C. Cook

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Athearn 65-foot mill gondola.
  • Athearn 40-foot double door-boxcar.
Front: For the first time in over four decades, a 10-6 Pullman wears Nickel Plate livery. In late July, Midwest Locomotive completed the painting of NKP 211, the "City of Lima", on behalf of the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society. The car is about to enter a new chapter in it's 56-year career.

Back: The center of the triangle formed by the NKP/NYC, Pennsylvania and Rock Island at Englewood, Illinois was for many years a delightfully landscaped oasis on Chicago's South Side. On August 9, 1933, a typically hot, sticky Chicago summer day, L-1b 177 eases train 8 out of town in a scene typical of the Englewood that was but is no longer.
Photo Courtesy James Kreider

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

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