Along the Line
- Update on the "City of Lima".
- Update on S-2 763.
- NKP coach 107 acquired by Austin Steam Train Association.
- Ohio Rail Development Commission has full slate of rail projects..
- Ontario Central RS36 418, ex-NKP 865 moved to LA&L shops.
- Lima News reports Clover Leaf's Ft. Jennings depot purchased for museum use.
The Nickel Plate Will Take Its Berkshires by Michael J. Saada
The Nickel Plate Story by Dwight Boyer
Glory of Steam Upheld on Rails by Talbot Harding
"Steel People" Revisited by Peter K. Shepherd
Tack Board- questions from readers
Car 831 - letters to the Editor
The setting sun highlights the running gear of S-2 740 as she sits at the east end of the siding at Mortimer. It's a scene that could have been repeated hundreds of times in the 740's 14-year career. But today is special; it's June 21, 1958, and NKP's first S-2 is ringing down the curtain on West End steam on her final trip. Ahead, at Bellevue, only the Prairie Road dead line awaits.
Photo: Dale Devene, Sr., collection of Dale Devene, Sr.
Back: Three of Nickel Plate's finest are ready for service in this 1945 publicity photo. S-class 706, eleven years old, will ultimately become the last of NKP's Alcos to see service. The 711, transferred to the W&LE District in the mid-50's, will never receive a planned overhaul at Frankfort in 1957. Almost-new 752 will serve until 1958, making the next-to-last steam haul on the buffalo Division and will be one of the final quartet of Berkshires in steam.
Photo: NKPHTS Collection
NKProducts - product reviews
- Athearn NKP series 60000 refrigerator car.
- Accuready NKP refrigerator car.
- Bowser ex-W&LE 78000-series 3-bay offset-side hopper.