The Nickel Plate Railroad, Part III

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  • The Nickel Plate Railroad passed behind the residence and tavern of Peter Schmidt in Rockport Township. This drawing was most likely published in an atlas between 1882 and 1884. Photographed by Will Krause.

  • Dover Center Road ended at Detroit Road prior to the construction of the Nickel Plate Station in 1882, as seen in this 1874 Atlas of Dover Township photographed by Will Krause.

  • The first Nickel Plate locomotive. Image from "The Nickel Plate Road: The History of a Great Railroad Company" by Taylor Hampton, 1947.

  • Location of west endpoint of Rocky River Dummy Railroad superimposed on Hopkins Plat Book of 1927-1935.

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