Nickel Plate 514 Turntable Demonstration

Nickel Plate 514, a dieses-electric locomotive built in 1958, poses half out of the roundhouse doors.  The locomotive is black with yellow stripes.
Nickel Plate 514, built in 1958, poses in the door of a roundhouse stall.  Though roundhouses are not necessary for diesel-electrics (they are bi-directional and require much less maintenance), they did use the historic roundhouse at Steamtown from the mid-1930s to the mid-1970s.

NPS Photo, Ken Ganz

On Mondays and Tuesdays, Steamtown demonstrates the use of the turntable using historic diesel-electric locomotive NKP 514, built in late 1958. This locomotive was purchased by the New York, Chicago & St. Louis (Nickel Plate) Railroad to replace the last of the company's steam locomotives.

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Last updated: December 6, 2016

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