The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2008

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Winter 2008 Volume XLII No. 1

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2008 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Grant to the W&LE Railroad to repair the Robertsville Tunnel near Canton.
  • Platforms, stairs,and baggage elevators at former NKP depot in Ft. Wayne remain in good shape.
  • City of Pittsburgh's innovative use of the former Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Tunnel.
  • Kitchi Gammi Club car included in recent Pennsylvania excursion.
  • Erie Metroparks adds Nickel Plate Overpass sign to Huron River Greenway.
  • Major work has begun on NKP Mikado 587 at the ITM.

Home to Ohio by Peter K. Shepherd

A Journey Ends - A New Life Begins by Peter K. Shepherd

Another "Might-Have-Been" by Peter K. Shepherd

Incognito by Peter K. Shepherd

Caboose Memories by Joseph B. Immler

More Caboose Memories by Joseph B. Immler

A Long Time Coming

A Little Bit of the Clover Leaf

Front: Railroaders have always enjoyed posing with their steam locomotives, and Nickel Platers are no exception. On an absolutely perfect, warm, cloudless day, the faithful pause for a portrait in front of the newly-restored S-2 765 at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's restoration facility at Casad, Indiana.
Photo: Pete Shepherd

Back: With restoration work at Midwest Locomotive and Illinois Transit Assembly completed, Nickel Plate Pullman "city of Lima" sits at Steamtown on November 2, just before her public debut at the Lackawanna Railfest. In another week, the "City of Lima" will make her first revenue trip for the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society.
Photo: Pete Shepherd

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Two Atlas "Trainman" Series NKP Hoppers
  • Athearn's John Deere Classics NKP flat car with pair of John Deere tractors.
  • Intermountain Railway Co. W&LE composite gondola.

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