The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2000

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Summer 2000 Volume XXXIV No. 3

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2000 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Re-roofing Nickel Plate Depot at Edwardsville, IL.
  • Caboose 473.
  • NS Installs Passing Track Between Fremont and Oak Harbor.
  • Ex-NKP R36 #865 Gets New Owner & Paint Job
  • Former Nickel Plate Road Company Stores Department Building in Lima.
  • Lima Locomotive Works S-2 & S-3 Berkshire Drawings to be Reproduced.
  • HVRM Receives Nickel Plate Signal.

Tragedy at 250 by John Schon

A Nickel Plate Pass Sampler by Ed Biedenharn

212's Last Hurrah by Donald Flegal

A Day in Connersville by Francis Parker

Spikes Into Daggers by Peter K. Shepherd

Editor's Choice

My Experience with the Nickel Plate Clover
Leaf Federal Credit Union
by Arthur C. Webb

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Bachmann NKP 2-8-0 Consolidation

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

Front: The eight Nickel Plate Hudsons, represented by L-1b 175 at Rocky River in July, 1956, compiled distinguished records in careers of up to thirty years. Sister 176 was involved in a tragic derailment in 1932 with a most unusual commentary by the ICC. (incident examined in this issue).
Photo: Philip Horning

Back: Two-month-old RS36 #865 poses outside the Bellevue roundhouse on April 5, 1962. She's an historic unit in Nickel Plate history, being the NKP's first low-nose diesel and the very first of the 40 RS36s built by Alco in 1962-3. While most Alcos of this era have left us, the 865 toils on her fourth owner.
Photo: J.R. Quinn Collection

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