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Here we will cover the Nickel Plate Road as it evolved into one of the merger partners that transformed the Norfolk and Western Railway from a Pocahontas Region coal hauling railroad into a major Midwestern railroad of significent size. Freight and passenger operations will be covered here as will long time ties to the Lackawanna Railroad, its major connection east of Buffalo.

1963 Profile of the Nickel Plate Road

Mileage: 2170

Locomotives: 408

Passenger Cars: 60

Freight cars: 22,305

Company Service Cars: 700

The Nickel Plate Road's operating department was organized into the following districts, which were equal to regions by today