The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Nickel Plate Road Magazine - Fall 2018

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Fall 2018 Vol. LII, No. 4

Editor: Mike Schafer
Publisher: Thos. G.J. Gascoigne, D.E.

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Bookend Predecessors of the Nickel Plate Road in Cleveland - Part 2: The Lake View & Collamer Railroad

September 8, 1968: NKP 759 Comes out of Retirement

My 12 Years Working on the Nickel Plate Railroad

Car 831


'Twas the night before rechristening... Late in the evening of Sept. 7, 1968, as the photographer and his cohorts - Jim Boyd, Tony Koester, and Richard Dean - approach the Conneaut, Ohio, roundhouse from their car, they are greeted by this view of Nickel Plate 759 framed by an open window. In not too many hours, the Berkshire will be hauling a 16-car passenger train with smoke and fury across Pennsylvania and New York.
Mike Schafer


The ex-NKP main line between Buffalo and Cleveland crosses several ravines carrying creeks down to Lake Erie, and it does so on some rather impressive trestles by Midwest standards. The NKP 759 inaugural fan trip of Sept. 8, 1968, crosses Twenty Mile Creek at the New York/Pennsylvania state line.
Brian S. Angevine Collection

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