The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 2007

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Fall 2007 Volume XLI No. 4

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2007 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Lima turntable scrapped.
  • Knox & Kane RS36 #70 - ex-NKP 870 scrapped.
  • NKP S-2 755 at Conneaut receiving maintenance.
  • Status of surviving ex-NKP depots at Saybrook, OH; North Kingsville, OH; and Angola, NY.
  • Status of rail removal in Kokomo, IN.
  • Leipsic "Iron Highway" Industrial Park receives grant for expansion.
  • Progress on ELDCPS "City of Lima".
  • Linden, IN Railroad Museum receives "diamond" at Linden.
  • Louis Dreyfus Commodities acquires NS 51, ex-NKP 343.
  • NSSX 200258, ex-NKP gondola spotted in service in Fairlane yard.

Our Dixie Lady is Coming Home by Don Flegal

Roanoke Recognizance by Don Flegal

On the Verge of Greatness by Peter K. Shepherd

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Front: The weather may be dull and overcast, but July 24, 2007 was a bright day in the continuing history of Nickel Plate 763. With the sale of the Berkshire complete, she heads to Norfolk Southern facilities for a thorough check-up before shipment to the Ohio Central shops at Morgan Run. NS 4609 provides the power, and two workers lend watchful eyes.
Photo: Don Flegal

Back: The 763's life had just begun when Paul Prescott found her on August 12, 1945. She's at Cascade, Pennsylvania on the Buffalo Division, which will be her home throughout her entire career. That career will resume again, half a century since the 763 last felt a fire on her grates.
Photo: Paul Prescott

NKProducts - product reviews

  • "The Rattlesnake and the Ramsey - The History of the Lorain, Ashland & Southern Railroad" by William Snyder - Book Review
  • Walthers HO-gauge Pullman-built Nickel Plate "36-seat" heavyweight diner.

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