The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS Magazine - Winter 2009

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Winter 2009 Volume XLIII No. 1

Editor: Peter K. Shepherd
Copyright 2009 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



Along the Line

  • Ex-NKP RS36 865 returned to service.
  • Grande Luxe Express equipment to be auctioned. Former "City of Cleveland" among rolling stock to go.
  • W&LE wooden baggage car 0145 discovered in Pine Valley
  • "City of Lima" update.
  • NKP 765 to perform at the Train Festival in Summer 2009.
  • 4-window ex-LE&W caboose found in Fenton, MI
  • Walkersville & Southern restoring a former NKP bay window caboose.

Tragedy at Painesville by Christopher Manthey

Dismantling the Fleet by Peter K. Shepherd

Paint Jobs by Joseph Immler

A Weekend on the Shore - Convention 2008 by Peter K. Shepherd

Front: C-1 272, built in 1918 as W&LE 5102, goes about her humble chores in Bellevue on October 18, 1956. May this long-lived and hard-working veteran serve as a reminder of the Society's new Post Office box number, which took effect in December.
Photo: Willard A. Harvey Collection

Back: Some heavyweight cars put in active careers of over a half a century. NKP 63, seen new at Pullman in 1934, was the equal of any standard coach in the country, but changing travel patterns caused a premature retirement from active service at age 26.
Photo: NKPHTS Collection

NKProducts - product reviews

  • Athearn 70-ton 3-bay hoppers.
  • "Billboard Refrigerator Cars" by Richard Hendrickson and Edward Kaminski - book review.

Tack Board- questions from readers

Car 831 - letters to the Editor

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