The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Nickel Plate Road Magazine - Winter 2011

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Winter 2011 Volume XLV No. 1

Managing Editor: Mike Schafer
Publisher: Thomas G.J. Gascoigne

©Copyright 2011 NKPHTS all rights reserved.



A Bellevue Homecoming staff report

More Tales From the Cab - John Tomhafe, Engineer by Daniel Meckstroth

The Other "Last Fantrip" on the Nickel Plate Road by John T. Slater

Along the Line

  • NKP 765 Fall Tour.
  • NKP Chicago Freighthouse.
  • Nickel Plate Diner in Frankfort.
  • NKP boxcar 15797 Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint at HVRM

Tack Board

Car 831 - Letters to the Editor

Interchange Point


Retired Nickel Plate engineer John Tomhafe poses in front of Berkshire 765 revived by the Ft. Wayne Railroad Historical Society. RICH MELVIN.


A gaggle of ElectroMotive GP9's and Alco RS-11's seem to overwhelm an NKP 0-8-0 in the distance. It's 1959 and steam on the NKP is teetering on the brink of extinction. But where was this photo taken? THOMAS GASCOIGNE COLLECTION

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The NICKEL PLATE ROAD MAGAZINE is published by the Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society for its members and historians interested in the former New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad and its predecessor companies. Articles, manuscripts, photographs and other historical data, as well as items of contemporary nature relating to the Nickel Plate Road, are solicited for publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced for commercial use without the permission of the Editor and the contributor of the material involved.

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