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Nickel Plate Road-bellevue To Fort Wayne

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Buynot, Aug 12, 2018.

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  1. Buynot

    Buynot Well-Known Member

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    I have made a post about a Nickel Plate Road route before, but it was about two sentences. I'd like to expand on that proposal in this post.

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    The New York, Chicago, and St. Louis railroad, also known as the Nickel Plate Road ran from Buffalo, New York to Chicago, Illinois, and to St. Louis Missouri with its mainline running through major midwestern cities along the way. Two of the major stops along the NKP was Bellevue, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana. The route between these to destinations were the stomping grounds for the NKP's famous Berkshires, as well as many other forms of steam locomotives such as their Mikados, and Hudsons. One of the major yads along this route is the Nickel Plate's Blair Yard in Fostoria Ohio. This line was also traversed by GP9, and Alco PA diesel units during the transition era and the years following the steam era. During the 1950s, a large section of track in Fort Wayne was elevated as to fix the traffic issues the NKPs mainline through downtown Fort Wayne was causing. Upon this projects completion, Berkshire #767 was there for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new elevated track. This route served these cities well and would make a great addition to Train Simulator, and would be nice change of pace from the numerous US mountain pass routes that are available in the store right now.
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  2. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    This could be cool. I like the Alco PAs. The livery is nice.
    The route needs to be transition era. Locos could include an NKP Berkshire, a GP7/9, an Alco PA (A/B), and maybe some other steam and diesel locos.
     
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