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Nickel Plate Road No. 471

Builder International Car
Build Date August 1962
Model/Type Bay Window Caboose
Status Operational

Equipment History

Nickel Plate Road no. 471 was built in August of 1962 by International Car in Kenton, Ohio. This caboose was built as NKP no. 471 and became Norfolk & Western no. 557571 when the two roads merged. The caboose was also leased to the Wheeling & Lake Erie in the early 1990s. The caboose was then returned to Norfolk Southern, who in turn donated the caboose to the museum. NKP 471 arrived at the museum on July 8, 1995. This type of caboose is known as a bay window caboose and was used by the Nickel Plate Road in high-speed freight service.