The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Nickel Plate Road Magazine - Summer 2011

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Summer 2011 Volume XLV No. 3

Managing Editor: Mike Schafer
Publisher: Thomas G.J. Gascoigne

©Copyright 2011 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Nickel Plate Road 1000-Series Cabooses by Ray Breyer

A Northern on the Nickel Plate Kevin J. Holland

Nickel Plate Photos

Along the Line

  • Ex-NKP SD9 in Service on the W&W (with stripes!).
  • Fostoria Rail Preservation Society to add ex-NKP/LE&W Caboose #107.

Tack Board

Car 831 - Letters to the Editor

Interchange Point (Insert)


Nickel Plate's 1000-Series cabooses were a fixture on freights throughout most of the life of the railroad. Well weathered caboose 1140 trails a westbound at Avery, Ohio, in 1957. WILLIS McCALEB, JAMES SEMON/BRUCE DICKEN COLLECTION.


A duotone reproduction of the "lost" watercolor Alco PA painting done by Howard Fogg. COURTESY JOHN SCALA

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The NICKEL PLATE ROAD MAGAZINE is published by the Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society for its members and historians interested in the former New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad and its predecessor companies. Articles, manuscripts, photographs and other historical data, as well as items of contemporary nature relating to the Nickel Plate Road, are solicited for publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced for commercial use without the permission of the Editor and the contributor of the material involved.

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