The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2000

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Winter 2000 Volume XXXIV No. 1

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2000 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Two Alco PAs on the way home to be restored.
  • Passenger station at North Findlay still on the job.
  • Former NKP office building on East 9th St. in Cleveland still in NS service.
  • Payne, OH depot moved to village park along with NKP caboose 411.
  • 759 to be restored by Valley Locomotive Restorations.
  • Global Energy expresses interest in Lima Locomotive Works site in Lima.
  • NS plans to eliminate operations through Erie, Pa have been deferred.

Trouble in Miller City by Charles W. Danis, Jr.

Rundown! by Peter K. Shepherd

Spreading the Wealth by William J. Powers, with Clifton C. Cook, retired NKP Conductor

Breaking New Ground, A Gathering at Scranton

Yesterday for Steamtown's Stars

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Review of PBS presentation, "Lima -- Lost in Middle America"
  • "Northeast Vintage Diesels", Green Frog Productions video
  • IHC HO Scale 2-8-0 as a W&LE Model
  • Vermillion Station

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions to readers

Front: Only at Steamtown, and only today, could this gathering occur. Nickel Plate class P 44 (later 304), GP9 514 and S-2 759 are posed for NKPHTS members at the annual convention on Saturday, October 2. No two of this trio were in service at the same time, but together they represent a capsule history of NKP motive power -- the pre-Bernet, diesel and Super Power eras.
Photo: Pete Shepherd

Back: There's not much here to dispel the illusion that 759 is just out of the Conneaut Shops, preparing for a break-in trip on the Buffalo Division in the prime of her life. But it's the autumn of 1968, the Nickel Plate itself is gone, and the 759 poses outside the Conneaut yard office on the eve of her excursion career. She's still an inspiringsight, isn'tshe?
Photo: Willis A. McCaleb

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