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Issue Details
Cover Title: N&W's Y-3's
Cover Subtitle: Sage of an unsung workhorse
On the Cover: Built by Richmond in 1923, Y-3a #2069 seen on a mine run near Grundy, VA. Examination reveals that it is one of the locomotives receiving a bridge pipe front end from the rebuilt Y-5's. Other than the placement of the bell, the engine has most of the looks of the Y-6's. Our Story on N&W Y-3's pays tribute to this favorite N&W workhorse.
Articles In This Issue
N&W's Y-3's / Saga of an unsung workhorse - James N. Gillum
  Photo head on view of Y3 #2027. (N&WHS Archives)
  Drawing Y3A diagram showing left side of locomotive, as revised Oct 24, 1932 (N&WHS Archives)
  Drawing Y3/Y3a diagram showing engineers side of loco, as revised Sept 11, 1945. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Class X1 builder photo. #990 is one of five 0-8-8-0 built Alco Schenectady in May 1910 (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Y2 #1700 was home designed and home built by the N&W. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo As built photo of Class Y3 no. 2009. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Y3 no. 2033 in this view at Cincinnati on March 4, 1956 lacks the bridge pipe front end which dramatically alters the appearance of the front. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Y3a no. 2063 from Alco Richmond 1923 (N&WHS Archives)
  Table Engine capacity, tonnage ratings. Williamson to Eckman, Eckman to Flat Top (Employee timetables)
  Table comparison of statistics of Y2 with Y3 (author)
  Photo front corner view of Y3a 2063 stored dead in Bluefield, July 1957. Has 22,000 gallon tender. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Front view of Y3, original configuration (N&WHS Archives)
Working the Third Trick at Pulaski Yard / The Making of a Railfan, Part 2 - Doug Midkiff
  Photo Inside the Engine House at Pulaski Yard (N&W Photo/ VPI&SU collection)
  Photo Outside the engine house, Circa 1930's, in Pulaski Yard (shows coaling tower) (N&W Photo/ VPI&SU collection)
  Sidebar The author rides the doghouse on a Class Y6, an account of riding the doghouse from Pulaski to Bristol on Manifest No 95 in 1946. (author)
  Photo The scale house at Pulaski Yard 1930s, including scale track (N&W Photo/ VPI&SU collection)
The Automatic Straight Air Brake / An Oxymoron? - Gordon Hamilton
  Photo N&W Class Y3 Locomotive #2040 and dynamometer car #4900 with the 1921 test train of 8981 trailing tons on the 1.5 percent eastbound descending grade in Bluefield Yard. This test tonnage was twice that normally handled east out of Bluefield in those days. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo The head end of the 1921 test train with about 34 of the 71 or so industry observers present for the test. (N&WHS Archives)
  Chart Profile of the Virginian Railway from Princeton, West. Va., to Sewall Point, Va.  (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo The 1921 test train stopped along New River just west of Potts Valley Junction. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo The rear end of the 1921 test train with about 29 of the 71 or so industry observers present for the test. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Interior of Dynamometer Car, N&W No. 4900 (later renumbered to 514780) as it appeared during the 1921 test.  (N&WHS Archives)
  Chart Profile of Norfolk & Western Ry. from Bluefield, West Virginia, to Roanoke, Va. (N&WHS Archives)
  Table List of observers of 1921 test. by company affiliation and job title (author)
Tales of the Iron Road / Part III, experiences during the strike of 1978 - Skip Salmon
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