The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2007

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Summer 2007 Volume XLI No. 3

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2007 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Progress on NKP caboose 451 & 141 at the FWRHS.
  • W&LE historical marker on the Huron River Greenway.
  • NKP trackage removed in Kokomo, IN.
  • ITM announces a "Hoosier Heartland" excursion.
  • Indiana Northeastern RR adopts NKP colors on GP30.
  • Rock & Roll concert in Frankfort to support roundhouse efforts.
  • Progress on ELDCPS "City of Lima".
  • Bridge between Lerna and Trilla, IL bears faint Nickel Plate Road lettering.

Reefer Madness

Down By the Riverside by Willard A. Harvey

Hibbard Returns by Bob Albert

Protect Your Rear! by Peter K. Shepherd

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Front: NKP-painted GP30s are appearing all over. The original 900 is retired at Bellevue, and the Cincinnati Railway wants to repaint 901 in its original scheme. The Indiana Northeastern has applied Nickel Plate colors to its ex-RDG and PRR units. Here's a real one, NKP 904, photographed early in life. She too lives on, rebuilt as BNSF GP39E 2749.
Photo: NKPHTS Collection

Back: Her life began in April, 1905 as Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal 2114. Years later, as Wheeling & Lake Erie 4110, this well-dressed 2-8-0 handles freight at a location believed to be in the Toledo area. Can any of our members identify the location? One suspects that little of this scene is left today.
Photo: Douglas Leffler Collection

NKProducts - product reviews

  • NMRA Div. 7 Mid-West Region production of the W&LE 78000-series 3-bay offset-side hopper.
  • Branchline RTR NKP 50-foot steel double-door boxcar.
  • Branchline RTR NKP 5000-series 40-foot Superior-door boxcar.

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