8900 a brand new Train Master with dynomometer car 62 testing its performance with Number 42 Atlantic Limited from Montreal. Saint John, NB July 1955. FM 24 L 861 CLC 2900 6/1955 Delivered 7/13.
J.A.Michaud/Ron Visockis Collection
Note: Michaud worked on car 62.
Note: The test was to see if a single diesel unit of this size could handle the train replacing a K1 class 4-8-4 (Montreal-Megantic) or a G3 4-6-2 steam locomotive beyond. The test results showed a single unit was not capable of handling this heavy a train under all conditions. If running late it would not be able to recover time. The result was two units were assigned, these were MLW FPA2 and FPB2 A and B units.
GMO and Broadway Limited Meet in Chicago
Broadway Limited Leaving Chicago
4-6-4 172 with Buffalo–Chicago train 7, the Westerner, arriving Chicago, Dec. 31, 1955.
Nickel Plate 4-6-4 #172 (L-1) departs Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station with eastbound train #8, the “New Yorker” on October 14, 1955. Bob Collins photo.
The Nickel Plate, officially the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company. NKP Alco PA-1 #189 & #182 (Bluebirds) on train #7 The Westerner, crosses the NYC (MC) tracks at South Gary, Indiana.
April 02, 1955
NKP Steam Engine Hudson Type 4-6-4
Train print of NKP (New York, Chicago & St. Louis) Railroad’s #172 Hudson type 4-6-4 steam engine heading out of Chicago with Train #8 ‘The Nickel Plate Limited’.
4-6-4 172 with Chicago–Buffalo train 8 departing Chicago, March 1955.
MP Colorado Eagle
St. Louis, MO
City of St. Louis
Los Angeles–St. Louis City of St. Louis at Summit, Calif., 1955.