The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 2009

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Summer 2009 Volume XLIII No. 3

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2009 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • St. Louis Museum of Transport to "dispose" of ex-NKP caboose 1143.
  • Restoration on the Austin Steam Train Association's "City of Chicago" progressing.
  • Northwest Indiana Railroad Preservation Society to restore NKP H6-d 624
  • Ex-NKP depot in Willoughby, OH

Third Lifetime

The Ten-and-Sixes Revisited by Peter K. Shepherd

Proper Switching by Joseph B. Immler

A Very Close Encounter by Don Daily

NKProducts - product reviews

  • "Vignettes of te Nickel Plate Road" - DVD review
  • Accurail W&LE 40 ft. steel double-door automobile car

Front: Train 10, the "Blue Dart", has just left Rocky River and is on the last lap into Cleveland Union Terminal on this 1957 morning. Passengers in 10's Pullman have had a full measure of Nickel Plate hospitality, and are ready for a full day's business or pleasure in the Forest City. Sure beats driving!
Photo: Willis A. McCaleb, James Semon Collection

Back: The Nickel Plate never missed an opportunity to promote its services and latest equipment. Quite a crowd has gathered to inspect a gleaming "City"-series 10-6 Pullman. The presence of a new 400-series caboose and an immaculate piggyback van flat (barely visible in the foreground) date this scene to the mid-1950's.
Photo courtesy James M. Semon

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

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