The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2003

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Spring 2003 Volume XXXVII No. 2

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2003 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Ex-LE&W Caboose 141 restoration.
  • W&LE's latest acquisitions.
  • HVRM NKP rolling stock.
  • New Lima trackage.

Building the NKP Lorain, Ohio Station by Jim Mihalek

Not "A Feather in the Air" by John Schon

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Review: "Invisible Giants - The Empires of Cleveland's Van Sweringen Brothers" by Herbert H. Harwood, Indiana University Press
  • Postscript to review of Accurail NKP wooden double-sheathed boxcar.

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

Front: The preservation of wooden cabooses can be quite an undertaking. Just as the Mad River and NKP Museum did an outstanding restoration of the 1047 several years ago, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is doing a rebuild of NKP 141, the only known original LE&W caboose. The century-old car looked like this last September. Odds are the 141 will look like new when she sees sunlight.
Photo: Pete Shepherd

Back: The Nickel Plate's Lorain depot, located at the NKP-B&O crossing west of the Black River bridge, was a very interesting piece of architecture. The "L"-shaped building had fallen on hard times by the time of this December 1982 photo, and would soon be demolished. In this issue, Jim Mihalek recreates the structure in its glory days.
Photo: Jim Mihalek

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