The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2006

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Spring 2006 Volume XL No. 2

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2006 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • NKP gondolas still in service for Nucor Steel in Decatur, AL.
  • Efforts to save the Frankfort roundhouse.
  • Former Chicago NKP overpass element of CREATE project .
  • New flashers and gates at ex-NKP crossing in New Bremen.
  • New modelling coordinator, Bud Brueggeman, named.

Other Nickel Plates

We Thought We Had Her

The Wheeling Postscript

A Strange, Sad Ending by Peter K. Shepherd

The Final Legacy of the 1168 by Donald Flegal

It Might Have Been by Peter K. Shepherd

Aborted Career by Robert Wilson

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Walthers GACX Wooden Express Refrigerator Car in NKP Colors.
Front: Sold for scrap in February 1962, NKP 965 should by rights have been cut up shortly thereafter. Somehow, the 1917 Brooks graduate eluded the torch. On a bright day in 1968, the 965 is still intact, and had the fates been kinder, she might have had a new lease on life.
Photo: Tony Koester

Back: The surviving Nickel Plate H-5's received new identities in late 1955 to make way for a new order of GP9s scheduled for delivery in early 1956. The 950, which had carried number 500 for 38 years, carries on in Cleveland on an April day in 1956. Was it just coincidence that "500", in steam or diesel days, meant a rugged, versatile and long-lived locomotive?
Photo: Howard W. Ameling

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

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