The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Nickel Plate Road Magazine - Summer 2012

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Summer 2012 Volume XLVI No. 3

Editor: Mike Schafer
Managing Editor: John T. Slater
Publisher: Thomas G.J. Gascoigne

©Copyright 2012 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



How NS 8100 Closed a Generation Gap NKPM Staff with Tim Adang

The Nickel Plate in Central Illinois; Nickel Plate's Road to Peoria David Jordan

Along the Line

  • NKPHTS at the NS Heritage Family Portraits
  • Ex-NKP GP9 #801 to Remain in Service

Car 831 - Letters to the Editor

Interchange Point (Insert)


Hammering the rails through the central Illinois countryside near Farmdale, Alco RS-3 No. 544 and a GP9 mate have through freight 65 in tow, bound for East Peoria yard on Oct. 5, 1956. TOM GASCOIGNE COLLECTION; POSTCARD, MIKE SCHAFER COLLECTION.


The Peoria & Pekin Union Railway provided switching services in the Peoria Gateway for its owning railroads, of which the Nickel Plate was one. Switcher 607 switches Peoria's waterfront in 1983. MIKE SCHAFER.

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