The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Spring 2008

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Spring 2008 Volume XLII No. 2

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2008 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • NKP Alco S2 4 donated to Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad in Freeport, IL.
  • Coach 107 recently purchased by the Austin Steam Train Association
  • Acquisition of the EJ&E by the CN clouds future use of ex-NKP bridge in Chicago.
  • Ex-NKP Pullman "City of Findlay" repainted by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL.
  • Mad River & NKP Museum, Bellevue, OH to be dedicated to the memory of Bill Fuehring.

A Sterling Remembrance

Two Memoranda by Peter K. Shepherd

Pool Cars and Wash-outs by Joseph B. Immler

The End of the "Great Timber Fleet" Photography by Bob Richardson

In the Beginning by Don Daily

Engine Stories compiled by David Wendt

Front: Certain engines were always regarded as just a little bit better than their peers. The standout for the first order of S-2's was the 748; perhaps someone at Lima knew something when the 748 was selected as the builder's portraits for her order. In February 1958, the handsome 14 year-old engine hustles through Avon, Ohio in the waning days of her career.
Photo: Philip Horning

Back: Nickel Plate S2 4 served Medusa Portland Cement and its successors in Dixon, Illinois for forty years after a 22-year Nickel Plate career. The unit retained an NKP appearance for years; in this undated photo she's kept her "monkey bars" and end stripes. The 1942 Alco is moving to nearby Freeport, Illinois for preservation and possible restoration.
Photo: NKPHTS Collection

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Walthers Platinum Line International NKP Bay-window caboose.
  • Book Review - "The Postwar Freight Car Fleet -- North American Freight Car Designs from 1898 to 1947"

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