Charles Knox Freericks's Collection
Owner: Nickel Plate
Model:Lima 2-8-4Built As:NKP 759 (2-8-4)
Serial Number:8667Order No:1184
Frame Number:Built:8/1944
Notes:Steamtown NHS
Other locos with this serial:  NKP 759(2-8-4)
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High Iron Co.'s "New York State Express"
Title:  High Iron Co.'s "New York State Express"
Description:  Nickel Plate Road Lima S2 Berkshire #759 heads up the Erie Lackwanna Bergen County Line, on a Memorial Day Weekend "New York State Express" to Binghamton, NY (run by Ross Rowland Jr's High Iron Company). 2-8-4 #759 was one of 80 NKP Berkshires. It, was delivered 08/44. At the helm of 759 was Al Collins. The EL Office Car behind the HICO crew car was #2 which ran platform first in both directions carrying EL Hoboken GM Bob Downing. He nearly always took his EL business car to Binghamton with 759 when it made the "circle trip"--up the Erie and back the Lackawanna. The young photographer on the bottom left is RR Pic Archives contributor Charles Freericks, taking his first ever train picture.
Photo Date:  5/30/1970  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 12:51:39 AM
Location:  Glen Rock, NJ
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  NKP 759(2-8-4)
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Steamtown's "Super-Power" Lima Berk
Title:  Steamtown's "Super-Power" Lima Berk
Description:  My dad (Charles Knox Freericks) took this picture of my brother and me (I'm on the steps) on our favorite engine, Nickel Plate Road S2 Berkshire #759, which had returned to Steamtown after a few years in excursion service. This is still the ultimate steam engine to me, and though I was ten, I have the most vivid memories of this day, learning about F. Nelson Blount. Built in August of 1944 by Lima, it was part of NKP's third order of Berkshires. Overhauled by the NKP in Conneaut, Ohio in May of 1958, it was the last engine so overhauled as the rest of the steam locomotives there began to be scrapped immediately.
Photo Date:  7/15/1972  Upload Date: 8/24/2008 1:56:00 PM
Location:  Bellows Falls, VT
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  NKP 759(2-8-4)
Views:  1907   Comments: 0

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