The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Nickel Plate Road Magazine - Fall 2012

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Fall 2012 Volume XLVI No. 4

Editor: Mike Schafer
Managing Editor: John T. Slater
Publisher: Thomas G.J. Gascoigne

©Copyright 2012 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



McCarthy Family Business - The Story of NKP's First Passenger Engineer Terry McCarthy

No. 763 Moves from the Past Into the Future Don Flegal

Nickel Plate Photos Staff

Signals and Their Use Joseph B. Immler with Howard Spokane

The Euclid Railroad Thomas F. Pappas

Along the Line

  • Doyle McCormack Honored by Oregon Rail Heritage
  • New Life for ex-NKP Line in Indiana
  • NKP Tower Faces Uncertain Future

Car 831 - Letters to the Editor

Interchange Point (Insert)


In June 1958 when this photo of NKP 763 was recorded, the weathered Berkshire was just another steam locomotive nearing the end of its service life. Little did anyone know then that the 763 and a cadre of other NKP 700s were destined to carry the flag of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad for decades to come.


Dan Merkel received the Best in Show award at the 2012 NKPHTS convention in Peoria for his photo of NKP 765 and NS 8100 on one of the numerous excursion runs made by the pair in honor of Norfolk Southern's 30th anniversary during the summer of 2012. DAN MERKEL

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