The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Nickel Plate Road Magazine - Spring 2015

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Spring 2015 Volume XLVIX No. 2

Editor: Mike Schafer
Managing Editor: John T. Slater
Publisher: Thomas G.J. Gascoigne

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A Tribute to Howard Ameling

Hammond's Osborn Yard

Where Berkshires Went to Die


White flags a-flutterin', GP9's 462 and 473 highball an Extra along the Nickel Plate's Cleveland-Chicago main line at Kimball, Ohio, just east of Bellevue. It's the mid-1950s when these Geeps were young and energetic-as was the photographer who set out to document their newly established prescence on the Route of High Speed Service. HOWARD W. AMELING, NKPHTS COLLECTION


Berkshire 761 is at work picking up eastbound interchange off the Indiana Harbor Belt at Osborn Yard, Hammon, Ind., in 1958. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, TOM GASCOIGNE COLLECTION

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