Second 68 and the Lafayette Helper

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In 1949, on the Nickel Plate Road’s Peoria Division, a daily eastbound local freight, operated as Second 68, ran from Peoria to Frankfort, Ind. Its power was an H-6 2-8-2, a heavier version of a USRA light Mikado. Second 68 switched industries and pi...

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