The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Summer 1999

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Summer 1999 Volume XXXIII No. 3

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 1999 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Celebrating John H. Keller's Birthday in Lima.
  • Another Lima landmark falls.
  • Abandoned NKP right-of-way may provide Chicago solution.
  • NKP "City of Chicago" finds new employment.
  • Restoration of 2 former Delaware & Hudson Alco PA1 diesels - one possibly as an NKP Bluebird.

Forty Years at Frankfort by Willard A. Harvey

  • Pictures
  • Map of Muncie Division
  • Map of Frankfort yards
  • Frankfort today.

NKProducts - product reviews

  • HO Scale NKP Power GP-30
  • "W&LE - The New Generation" video released

Car 831 - letters to the Editor
Tack Board - questions to readers

Front: Frankfort, always a key location on the Clover Leaf, assumed new importance after 1933 as the classification point for the NKP's St.Louis and Peoria traffic. The Nickel Plate became a major influence in Frankfort as the city's largest employer. The coal pocket, which remains to this day, and RS3 535, which came to work in 1954, typify the Nickel Plate's presence. Photo: NKPHTS Collection

Back: Nickel Plate Road steam has been dormant since the previous July. In May 1959, five switchers were recalled to service as the NKP experienced a traffic increase. U-3b 212 takes a drink before starting her chores on June 20, 1959. The 212, Lima-built in 1924, has exactly four weeks of service left before she rings down the final curtain on NKP steam. Photo: Steven Bowen, NKPHTS Collection

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