The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

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Winter 2004 Volume XXXVIII No. 1

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2004 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Clover Leaf right-of-way has new use.
  • Another LE&W caboose found near Findlay, OH.
  • Restoration work at FWRHS and ITM.
  • NKP remembered at Fostoria's Dell's Restaurant.
  • Fostoria LE&W depot intact and in good condition.
  • Clover Leaf station in Marion, IN has found another use.
  • Auglaize River Clover Leaf bridge pier still exists.
  • Ex-W&LE wooden baggage car 0145 sits at Pine Valley
  • W&LE steel caboose new to Orrville
  • Future bleak for former W&LE main line east of Pittsburgh Jct.
  • Three former W&LE depots still on the job.
  • One of four W&LE NW2 diesels sitting unused at abandoned coal mine in Kentucky.
Front: Looking as good as she did in 1953, Nickel Plate 426 again rides home rails in the service of the Indiana Transportation Museum. The recently-restored Geep poses at Atlanta, Indiana with another Nickel Plate veteran, business car 1, on September 20, 2003. Can the 426 really be fifty years old?
Photo: Pete Shepherd

Back: Wooden passenger cars had a grace and refinement that wasn't captured in the more durable, classic steel heavyweights. Coach 58, the last wooden coach ever purchased by the Nickel Plate and a sister to the still-existing 54, provides testimony in its builder's portrait at American Car and Foundry
Photo: ACF, NKPHTS Collection

Telescope! by Peter K. Shepherd

A Narrow Slice of Time

Nickel Plate's First 718 by William J. Powers

NKP 384 and Car 54, Where Are You? by Don Flegal

Back to the First Subdivision 2003 Convention

NKProducts - product reviews

  • The American Locomotive Company - A Centennial Remembrance - a book review
  • Railroading in Conneaut - a book review

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

Tack Board- questions from readers

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