The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

NKPHTS 2015 Calendar

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It's late morning and a hotshot gets out of the Eastbound passing track at Painesville after a meet. Mechanical Interlocking, water tank and seasonal use Maintenance of Way camp cars parked on a short private siding are all infrastructure being usurped by technological advances such as the three geeps. Thos. Gascoigne Collection
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NKP caboose No. 1155 has been recently repainted as it's shown here in Conneaut, Ohio, in 1957. As of 2014, the 1155 was alive and well - though not in service - undergoing planned museum quality restoration in Vermilion, Ohio. - Willis McCaleb photo, James Semon collection
January
January
NKP PA-1 No. 190 and mate lead the New Yorker, train No. 8, through Continental, Ohio in January1960. - NKPHTS collection
February
February
NKP Berkshire No. 764 is looking good at the Bellevue locomotive servicing facilities on May 26, 1957. - Willis McCaleb photo, Thos. Gascoigne photo.
March
March
Steam generator equipped Alco RS-11 No. 874 leads a short No. 6, the City of Cleveland, into Conneaut, Ohio, in 1965. - Thos. Gascoigne photo
April
April
Unlikely bedfellows: NKP RS-3 No. 539 and Fairbanks-Morse H12-44 No. 151 pose at Toledo, Ohio, in August 1962. - Thos. Gascoigne photo
May
May
IB-64 or KC-44 cruises over the western remnants of a 1,000-foot Cleveland west side viaduct that once spanned Walworth Run, the Big Four, and several local streets. - Willis McCaleb photo, James Semon collection
June
June
In this September 1956 scene, a brand-new GP9 484 contrasts sharply with the Berkshires and Mikado awaiting their next assignments. - Don Swanson photo, Mike Schafer collection
July
July
NKP PA 188 noses across South Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, Ind., with the Westerner in this undated scene from the mid-1950s. - NKPHTS collection
August
August
NKP's lone GE 44-tonner No. 90 was closely associated with Bloomington, Ill., on the Peoria line where it spent most of its Nickel Plate life. The unit is at Dean Tower and appears freshly painted. - Monty Powell photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
September
September
Detroit & Toledo Shore Line's busy Lang Yard in Ohio, shown in May 1960. The switchers in the center of the photo show the D&TS original paint scheme. - Thos. Gascoigne collection
October
October
NKP 2-8-4 No. 735 charges out of Buffalo with westbound tonnage, passing under the South Park Avenue bridge in September 1953. - James A. Van Brocklin photo
November
November
Here at Lakewood Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio, clean and bright NKP RS-11 No. 570 leads a pair of EMD Geeps in December 1959. - Willis McCaleb photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
December
December
On a snowy March day in 1960, a brakeman demonstrates the procedure of a hand brake on a boxcar. - Willis McCaleb photo, Thos. Gascoigne collection
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