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Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society
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Preserving the memory of the Nickel Plate Road
Preserving the memory of the Nickel Plate Road

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Editor Ray Breyer has released the May 2016 issue of the Nickel Plate Road Modeler’s Notebook. Articles in this issue include: “NKP Model News” * “North Yard, Indianapolis, in O Scale” by Chuck Conway * “A Caboose for the Bedroom” by Chris Ellis * “Installing an Econami into an NKP Geep” by Joe Bliss * “Modeler’s Reference: NKP Caboose paint Scheme Circa 1900-1920” * “Model A Mike: NKP 587 circa 1948 (Part one of two)” by Ray Breyer * “ALONG THE LINE” * “Modeler’s Reference: NKP Telephone Shed” * “NKP Tri-Level Autorack Kits” by Tony Koester. http://nkphts.org/members/docs/modelersnotebook/
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Our ad in the in the latest issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.
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New NKP in the MTH 2016 Volume 2 O Gauge Catalog: 40’ Double Door Box Car 30-74858 $54.95
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New NKP in the MTH 2016 Volume 2 O Gauge Catalog: Nickel Plate Road 3-Dome Tank Car 30-73489 $59.95
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From NKPHTS National Director M> David Vaughn:

It is with profound sadness that I report the sudden death of Board Member Bill Quick. He was stricken while on a family vacation and passed away early this morning. He is survived by his beloved wife Eve, children and grandchildren. Arrangements are pending.

Bill was a wonderful human being, whose enthusiasm and perpetual good humor lit up even the dreariest business meeting. He was a man of many parts and contributed magnificently in each of them

The Society was one of Bill's loves. He held a number of jobs in the Society, including service as National Director. At the time of his death, Bill was our Policy Director.

Regardless of Bill's position, he held our institutional history and wisdom and shared it as the consummate honest broker. We all relied heavily on Bill. He was always the grownup in the room.

The Society has lost an important resource. We have all lost a great friend. RIP Bill.

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April E-List Newsletter Cover: Side by side comparison maps of the Indiana and Michigan City section of the Nickel Plate Road, as contained in the boxed area and the Nickel Plate Trail are shown above. Norfolk Southern, after the merger with the Norfolk and Western and Southern in 1982, took possession of the line and continued operations until the early 90s. In 1994 Norfolk Southern submitted the line to the Interstate Commerce Commission to be withdrawn from federal regulations and the line was abandoned. In 2002, the Nickel Plate Trail Association gained control of the right of way and paving from Rochester to Cassville, Indiana, just north of Peru was completed in 2010. The trail has received glowing reviews on travel and recreational web sites.
http://nickelplatetrail.org/
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Custom Run from MTH 20-91570 - O-gauge W&LE CA-1 Woodsided Caboose with lit marker lights. 2 numbers (0807 and 0911) available. $65.00 each. http://stockyardexpressllc.com
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Throwback Thursday: NKP 4-6-4 L1-b Hudson #176 in Coshocton, OH during a railfan trip, August13, 1950. Photo: Paul W. Prescott, NKPHTS Collection.
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March 2016 E-List Newsletter Cover: Restored replica of NKP Alco PA-1 #190 inside Doyle McCormack's workshop in Portland, Oregon. Photo from Doyle's website at http://www.nkp190.com/. Photo courtesy of Doyle McCormack.
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