Vol. 2, No. 4 July / August 1986  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: The "Modern" Steam Switcher
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On the Cover: Class M-2 No. 1100 after conversion to Automatic Switcher. The screened area around the headlight was at one time louvered. N&W photo taken April 27, 1947.
Articles In This Issue
Society News - Rick Stone
  Photo This happy looking group of people, which incidentally is twice as large as last year's, are at the conclusion of our tour of the Lambert's Point coal loading facility. They look somewhat happier than they did last year 'cause this year the temperature was much more bearable. If your smiling face isn't one of the ones standing in front of N&W SD-40 1590 we hope that you'll make it next year.
The "Modern" Steam Switcher - Thomas D. Dressler
  Photo 1100's before picture. The 1100 was built by Baldwin in August of 1910 and this photo was taken just before the moderization began in the Roanoke Shops on January 28, 1947. (N&W Photo/Tom Dressler Collection)
  Drawing General arrangement of piping for automatic fuel and water controls
  Drawing Arrangement of front end showing location of induced draft fan and exhaust stack
  Photo The 1100 after conversion to automatic service. The automatic coal and water servicing features would be used again in the Baldwin-Westinghouse "Jawn Henry".
  Photo This view of the 1100 after upgrading displays some of the additional plumbing that was applied.  (N&W Photo/Tom Dressler Collection)
  Drawing Piping diagram showing arrangement for various controls
The Last Run of the Virginian Electrics - reprint Virginian-Leader
  Photo Virginian No. 233 an "EL-C" of the same class as the engine that pulled the last electrified train. August 22, 1957, Mullens, W. Va. (Howard Ameling photo)
  Photo "EL-2B" Virginian No. 127 was another class of engine that lasted until the de-electrification of the N&W/Virginian Railway. Photo August 22, 1957, Mullens, W.Va. (Howard Ameling photo)
EOT Devices - Rick Stone; Thomas D. Dressler
  Drawing Sketch and technical data on FRED devices. (Tom Dressler)
Current News - Robert G. Bowers
Modeler's Corner - Thomas D. Dressler
Product Review / Model Die Casting "N&W" Hopper Car - Thomas D. Dressler
Norfolk & Western Railway Standard / Bridgee and Tunnel Warning - N&W Railway
  Drawing Norfolk and Western Railway Standard Bridge and Tunnel Warning drawing L-28 dated February 10, 1938 (N&W Railway)
Vol. 2, No. 4 July / August 1986  Issue Select