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NKPHTS 2013 Calendar

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An Alco sandwich: GP9s 811 and 534 flank hulking Alco DL-702 No. 329 with a train of mixed freight at Findlay, Ohio. It's Oct. 21, 1962, in the autumn of the life of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad.
Donald J. Krofta photo, NKPHTS collection
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Caboose 875, photographed at Warrenton, Ohio, in June 1961, is a product of the Wheeling & Lake Erie shops at Ironville, Ohio. The 34-foot car dates from circa 1920 and was one of 92 offset-cupola wooden cabooses built by the shop between 1913 and 1937.
Willis McCaleb photo, NKPHTS collection
January
January
One of Nickel Plate's "Fast Freights" charges eastward out of Chicago. NKPHTS collection
February
February
Alco S-4 switcher No. 48 works a reefer block on May 18, 1958.
R. J. Sandusky photo,
Tom Gascoigne Collection
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March
March
Two track workers show how NOT to bolt a joint bar in place to link two rails before they are spiked into position.
Willis A. McCaleb,
NKPHTS collection
April
April
A first-trick roustabout crew pulls the General from Cleveland's East 9th Street Coach Yard in 1963 on the way into the CUT.
Willis McCaleb photo,
NKPHTS collection
May
May
Nickel Plate Berkshire 759 wheels westbound with the Golden Spike Centennial Limited in May 1969. NKPHTS collection
June
June
Reefers as far as the eye can see trail Berkshire 745 making time through Spriggsboro interlocking on June 2, 1957.
J. J. Buckley photo,
Tom Gascoigne collection
July
July
PA No. 188 heads up train 10, the Blue Dart, on the last leg of its overnight journey between St. Louis and Cleveland.
Willis McCaleb photo, James Semon/Bruce Dicken collection
August
August
At D&TS's Lang Yard in Toledo, Shore Line GP7s clad in NKP-inspired livery keep the memory of the NKP alive as they work the hump on Dec. 4, 1977.
Tom Gascoigne photo
September
September
Both of Nickel Plate's passenger DL-701s, Nos. 875 and 874, still wear their NKP livery more than a year after the NKP-Wabash-Norfolk & Western consolidation. Alvin Schultze photo
October
October
Nickel Plate Hudson No. 175 during a water stop at Angola, N.Y., on what would be her last fan trip, May 18, 1958.
James A. Van Brocklin photo
November
November
GP9 No. 528 is in charge of a local that includes a high/wide load up front and idler cars on either side to protect the overhang of the tank in tow.
Willis McCaleb photo, James Semon/Bruce Dicken collection
December
December
NKP Class K-1b No. 165 is at Hobbs, Ind., on May 6, 1950, for its late afternoon stop with eastbound train 22.
John Slater collection

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