The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Nickel Plate Road Magazine - Spring 2011

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Spring 2011 Volume XLV No. 2

Managing Editor: Mike Schafer
Publisher: Thomas G.J. Gascoigne

©Copyright 2011 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Remembering the Bluebirds by Kevin J. Holland

The Reincarnation of NKP 190 staff report

Tragedy at New Haven staff report

Along the Line

  • A Happy Homecoming for SD9 349.
  • Former NKP Cabooses Scrapped.
  • North Findlay Station Razed.

Tack Board

Car 831 - Letters to the Editor

Interchange Point (Insert)


Alco PA's led by No. 185 head up eastbound train 6, the City of Cleveland, making its suburban Cleveland station stop at Rocky River (Lakewood), Ohio, in May 1958. WILLIS McCALEB, JAMES SEMON/BRUCE DICKEN COLLECTION.


Back-to-back PA's, with the 189 and 183 leading, ease across the New York Central crossing of South Gary, Ind., with the Westerner on April 16, 1960. LOU MARRE, NKPHTS COLLECTION

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The NICKEL PLATE ROAD MAGAZINE is published by the Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society for its members and historians interested in the former New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad and its predecessor companies. Articles, manuscripts, photographs and other historical data, as well as items of contemporary nature relating to the Nickel Plate Road, are solicited for publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced for commercial use without the permission of the Editor and the contributor of the material involved.

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