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Remembering Nickel Plate Road locomotives

The New York, Chicago & St. Louis is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for February 2020
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Fairbanks-Morse switcher

Nickel Plate Road No. 125 was one of 9 Fairbanks-Morse 1,000-horsepower H10-44 switchers the road received in 1949. NKP also got 22 H12-44s in 1953–58. A longtime supplier of railroad equipment, Beloit, Wisconsin-based F-M built diesel locomotives for U.S. service between 1944 and 1958 before closing out production with a Mexican order in 1963.
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Classic Trains editors are celebrating the heritage, history, and lore of famed (and infamous) railroads. In February 2020, we celebrate the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad.

Please enjoy a collection of locomotive images located in the David P. Morgan Library archives at Kalmbach Media that include the Nickel Plate Road's iconic locomotives and classic scenic photos.

You might also enjoy this NKP history article from Classic Trains, a photo gallery of Nickel Plate passenger trains, or freight trains.

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