The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Fall 1999

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Fall 1999 Volume XXXIII No. 4

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 1999 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Re-dedication of Indianapolis Union Station.
  • Restoration of the LE&W caboose #141.
  • Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society grant to restore the NKP 765 Berkshire.
  • Former Lima Locomotive Works property now owned by city of Lima.
  • Restoration of NKP equipment by the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum.
  • New gondolas for the Wheeling & Lake Erie.

On the Shop Floor - new projects

  • 2001 Calendar
  • Berkshire Book

Those Nickel Plate Station Agents by Daniel L. Meckstroth

Noon Train on the Pigtail by John Schon

The Very Last Day by Peter K. Shepherd

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Athearn NKP bay-window caboose

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions to readers

Front: The Nickel Plate's ten GP30s could often be found on the Peoria Division, although they could travel anywhere on the system. The 906, which we will encounter twice on the Nickel Plate's "very last day", leads a typical latter-day "mix-and-match" motive power consist including an Alco RS36 and an older Geep.
Photo: NKPHTS Collection

Back: The Zanesville Branch's "noon train" was powered by a variety of motive power over the years. On September 17, 1956, ex-W&LE S-4 808 has drawn the duty. The Alco Berkshire nears Beach City in a classic scene, soon to be relegated to film and cherished memory by the coming of the diesel.
Photo: John Rehor, John B. Corns Collection

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