The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2001

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Spring 2001 Volume XXXV No. 2

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2001 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Commemorative plaque and NYC&StL RR property line marker in Old Fort, OH.
  • Nickel Plate business car number 2 at home in South Fork, CO.
  • Nickel Plate caboose undergoing restoration at the Indiana Transportation Museum.
  • Ex-NKP SD9s still active in Bellevue along with ex-NKP box (NW 527602), rebuilt as a piggyback flat.

Our Society's Role in Preservation by National Director William C. Quick

Senator Nixon Comes to Town

Marion Revisited - A Photo Essay by Don Daily

Last Trip of Their Kind by Peter K. Shepherd

A Trip on the Fourth Sub-Division Local by Don Daily

A Blow From Behind by Peter K. Shepherd

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Athearn HO 40-foot single-door boxcar numbered for 17500 series.
  • Pacific Rail Shops S-scale 40-foot single-door boxcar numbered for 17500 series.

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

Front: Frankfort, Indiana spared no effort in welcoming Republican Vice-presidential candidate Senator Richard Nixon on October 16, 1952. In a scene from the heyday of the "whistle stop" campaign train, Frankfort seems to have come to a complete stop, savoring its moment in the national eye.
Photo: Frankfort Morning Times, courtesy of Don Daily

Back: N-class Consolidations were the Nickel Plate's "big" power in the second decade of the last century. Example 135 heads up a typical NKP freight of the era near Dunkirk, New York in 1910; later in the year she'll be renumbered 416. Sister 417 was a central character in the 1912 collision at Crayton, Pennsylvania.
Photo: Peter Shepherd Collection

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