NKPHTS Membership

Reasons To Join

  • A subscription to the Nickel Plate Road Magazine (four great issues per year).

  • Members Only Monthly E-List Newsletter.

  • Membership in the online NKPHTS Members Forum.

  • The opportunity to talk or interact with other Nickel Plate members and modelers.

  • Discounted NKP models in the NKPHTS company store.

  • A growing list of programs and services for NKPHTS members.

  • The NKPHTS Annual Convention.

  • The opportunity to join local NKPHTS chapters and build new friendships.

  • The knowledge that you are helping to preserve the history of the Nickel Plate Road. The Nickel Plate Historical and Technical Society is an all-volunteer organization. Contact the Director of Personnel Services if you are interested in learning how to use your skills, interests, and experience to preserve the Nickel Plate Road.

To download a brochure about the NKPHTS and history of the Nickel Plate Road, please click here.


  • BASIC - $40.00*

  • INTERNATIONAL - $60.00 (1st Class Mailing)

  • CONTRIBUTING - $70.00* (free calendar)

  • PATRON - $140.00 (free calendar plus 1st Class Mailing)

  • ASSOCIATE - $5.00 (qualified spouses, children, and grandchildren of members in good standing)

*Optional First Class Mail delivery is available for Basic and Contributing Memberships for an additional $10.00 per year US and $14.00 per year Canada. First Class Mail is automatically included with Patron and International Memberships.

Membership Year

Pursuant to the NKPHTS Constitution & By-Laws, the 2019 membership year runs from October 17, 2018 until October 16, 2019. Anyone joining the NKPHTS or renewing an existing membership between August 15, 2018 and August 15, 2019 will be processed as a member for 2019. All previous back issues of the Nickel Plate Road Magazine will be sent to that member as soon as the membership application or renewal is processed and the membership payment clears. Magazines issued after the new member application acceptance or reinstatement date will be distributed as per normal procedure until the conclusion of the membership year on October 16, 2019.

New members, or those renewing after the August 15 cutoff date, will be accepted as members for the following year. Those memberships will commence on the annual membership renewal date of October 17. While the first issue of the magazine for each membership cycle is not normally delivered until early January, all other member services and benefits, such as Internet privileges, shall commence on October 17 and each member will receive four issues of the Nickel Plate Road Magazine.

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Please select the option(s) for your membership status from the pull-down menus below. If you wish to have your magazine sent by First Class mail, be sure to select the correct option from the Mailing Options menu.

Renewing Members - If submitted after January 1, please use the "Renewals After 01/01/2019" category. A $5.00 mailing surcharge is applied to renewals after January 1.

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A separate membership application must be submitted for each individual applying for new membership. Please answer all questions and remit the necessary dues with the form. Incomplete applications and/or incorrect dues will cause a delay in processing your membership while we request missing information and/or dues.

PAYMENT: Make check or money order (US Funds only) payable to NKPHTS. International applications must be accompanied by an International Money Order payable in US Funds. Write "New Member" on your check if you are joining for the first time. Write your NKPHTS Member Number on your check if you are renewing your membership.

Please do not send dues for more than one year. The NKPHTS can only accept payment for the current year or the upcoming membership year beginning October 17th. All applications received after August 15th will be processed for the next membership year unless specific instructions to the contrary are given by the applicant and confirmed by the Membership Director.

PRIVACY POLICY: The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society maintains a general policy whereby it does not sell or offer membership information to any other group or individual for any purpose. However, information from your application form and subsequent renewal or change of information forms may be used for internal purposes by the Society (e.g., provide information for the formation of local chapters). You will have the opportunity on each of the forms to opt out of the sharing of this information.

Send your application and dues to:

PO BOX 138
BUCKLIN, MO 64631-0138

The NKPHTS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and donations are tax-deductible. Your gift may qualify for matching funds from your employer. Please contact them or the Society for details on this important program.

All questions regarding Society membership should be sent to the address above or by emailing the Membership Director at: membership@nkphts.org

Thank you and welcome aboard!