NKP Survivors

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NKP Survivors

Post by PRRGuy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:53 pm

Here's a little project I've been working on.


http://www.geocities.com/nictd1000/nkplocos.html


Let me know if there's any I've missed!

Ryan

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Three missing and one update...

Post by Aa3rt » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:19 pm

Ryan,

In the steam locomotive section, you've missed #779, the last NKP Berkshire, now on display in Lincoln Park, Lima, Ohio.

More information:

http://www.cityhall.lima.oh.us/dept/pub ... detail.asp

#763 was recently purchased (reported January 3rd) by the Ohio Central and is supposed be moved from Roanoke, VA (Virginia Transportation Museum) to the OC's shop at Morgan Run for restoration and future operation. More information:

http://www.nkphts.org/news/

In fact, if you haven't already, you may want to check out the website of the Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society at:

http://www.nkphts.org

A couple of others I was reminded of since I first posted my reply...

#44, Class P, 4-6-0, on display at Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PA

#170, Class L-1a, 4-6-4 on display at the Museum of Transportation,
St. Louis, MO.
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Post by PRRGuy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:52 pm

Thanks! I'll be sure to add them to the list.

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Post by Hoosier Joe » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:25 am

I believe there is a ex NKP 0-6-0 on display with the 765 at New Haven,In.

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Post by PRRGuy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:28 am

Actually, that 0-6-0 is one of 2 Wabash steam locos still in existance.


My wabash roster will be coming along soon... :P

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NKP Survivors

Post by Drawhead » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:13 pm

NKP wood coach #54 is also at the L&WV Ry. in Wellington,Ohio in poor condition but amazingly still survives.Last year around this time she was offered free to a good home.Not sure if there were any takers as she still sits rotting away.

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One bites the dust

Post by jr » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:26 am

Ryan,

The Knox & Kane RS-36 was supposed to have been scrapped this Summer, according to several internet reports. I have not verified this in person, however.

JR

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Post by Hoosier Joe » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:52 am

My employer leased an EMD SW-1 from ILSX.It's frame number is 6213-2 which would give it the serial number of 13706. Making it NKP-106,built in 12-1951.Independent Locomotive Service is the leaser. Christmas came early. Joe.

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Post by PRRGuy » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:07 pm

Whats the ILSX number it's wearing? I'll be sure to add it shortly!

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Post by Hoosier Joe » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:01 pm

Ryan,there is no ILSX number on it,however the headlight number boards read 790.Builders plate is missing,but I checked both sides of the frame numbers. Joe

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Re: One bites the dust

Post by Matt Langworthy » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:10 pm

jr wrote:Ryan,

The Knox & Kane RS-36 was supposed to have been scrapped this Summer, according to several internet reports. I have not verified this in person, however.

JR
K&K#70 nee-NKP#870 was sold and srapped in June, according to Railpace.
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Re: NKP Survivors

Post by Matt Langworthy » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:34 pm

PRRGuy wrote:Here's a little project I've been working on.


http://www.geocities.com/nictd1000/nkplocos.html


Let me know if there's any I've missed!

Ryan
FYI: http://www.nkphts.org/preservation/index.html

It's a good source of information, although not completely up to date (e.g. #870).
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Re: NKP Survivors

Post by dinwitty » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:15 am

a few notes, at the end of steam a few 4-6-4's went to the Louisiana and Eastern, the owner was trying to get the line up and running, was in New York but died there. All scrapped.

There was another 2-8-2 in a scrap yard around Chicago and was noted in the NKPHS mag, but later it too was scrapped.

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Re: NKP Survivors

Post by dinwitty » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:56 am

The 0-6-0 was an Lake Erie and Western and was on display at the Ft Wayne Museum of History till the FWRHS picked it up and working on restoring it.

765 was numbered 767 while on display in Lawton Park as 767 was in poorer shape and was scrapped. 767 was the official 1st engine over the Fort Wayne elevated NKP project, NKP was at ground level and auto traffic backups made the call to elevate.

765 actually has parts from other engines on it now scrapped so its kinda a multi-engine, one of the siderods is stamped 761 I think.

the "tool car" for 765 is I believe either a baggage or mail car that found its way to MOW service and I dont think on your list, during its original restoration had that MOW paintup on it. I'll see if I can track data down on it.
I think the FWRHS also has a caboose.

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Re: NKP Survivors

Post by nkp174 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:55 pm

You have a nice list of equipment together. I'm impressed that you have the recent move of the 451 to FWRHS.

There is a slight typo on your website...the 170 being a 4-8-4...instead of a 4-6-4.

Three hudsons went to the Louisiana Eastern...173-175.

There is a business car in New Bremen, OH. It is used by Crown Control (the Dicke family) as a guest house. IIRC, it is one of the most modern ones...perhaps #2 or #4. Crown Control created the battery powered forklift. If you ever are looking to purchase a few, they might put you up in the car. Btw, New Bremen is on the Minster Branch. I think it is located here...inside the 100' long building:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 9&t=h&z=19

The tool car for the 765 has no ties to the NKP...it was a US Army kitchen car that spent its career in mothballs. The auxiliary tender, IIRC, came from the L&N.

It is covered on your website as well as in the posts...there other equipment consists of the Wabash caboose and 0-6-0...NKP 141 which started off life as a 4-wheel bobber on the LE&W...the RPO...and the new caboose. The crane was from the Virginian. In the past, one of the 100 series coaches was owned and operated by Tom (& Liz) Stevens whom frequently ran the 765 throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

Michael

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