The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2003

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Summer 2003 Volume XXXVII No. 3

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2003 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Ex-W&LE caboose at Swanton, OH.
  • Nickel Plate name on Cleveland W. 3rd St. bridge.
  • ELDCPS restores City of Lima.
  • Work nearly completed on Malinta maintainer's shanty.

Almost But Not Quite

Ringing Down the Final Curtain A 45th Anniversary Commentary

Early memories of the Wheeling & Lake Erie by Al Schultz

A Bad Day at CUT by Don Flegal

The Lone Survivor by Jeff Sharp

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Accurail series 81500-81649 50-foot NKP combination-door boxcar
  • Accurail series 85475-85499 50-foot double-door boxcars
  • Walthers plug-door express refrigerator car

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

Front: Some roads ended steam operations with ceremonial trips and retirements. Not so the Nickel Plate. S-4 809 handles a local at Abbe Road near Sheffield on February 23, 1958. Scenes such as this just became less and less frequent, until suddenly they were gone forever with little note or fanfare.
Photo: Philip Horning, James M. Semon Collection

Back: The Pohlman stockyard in Malinta, Ohio was a typical traffic source for the Nickel Plate, important in the life of the town. Near-new International trucks and NKP stock cars teamed up to transport quality beef cattle from rural Ohio to dinner tables all over the East.
Photo: courtesy Jeffrey Sharp

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