RS11's 574 & 558, GP9's 528 & 527
On July 16th, 1960, Doyle McCormack found a quartet of Nickel Plate diesels ready for "High Speed Service" at Conneaut. By 1960 the Nickel Plate had already gone to a simplified paint scheme. In this photo, we see three versions. The lead unit, RS11 574, has the latest scheme, the second and fourth units, phase IV GP9's 528 & 527, the original paint scheme, and the third unit, RS11 558 has the original nose stripes but no side stripes, a scheme shared with sister 559. NKPHTS 1995 Calendar. Photo by D.L. McCormick.