Vol. 20, No. 4 July / August 2004  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: The Clinch Valley Line Part 3: Freight trains, branch lines and passengers too
Cover Subtitle: What's the scoop with scoop cars?
On the Cover: The sole passenger runs on the Clinch Valley Line where trains #5 and 6 running from Bluefield to Norton, and were classic examples of branch line railroading in the 1950s. Here, #5 pulls into the Richlands station behind Class E2a #578, it's usual power. The date is 5/30/1957.
Articles In This Issue
Demolition of N&W passenger station in Portsmouth, Ohio / Demolition photos - Jeff Hensley
  Photo Photos of demolition of Portsmouth station (author)
  Photo N&W Cavalier makes its station stop at Portsmouth beside of the station's twin passenger sheds. The date is 1933. (N&W Photo / VPI&SU Collection)
The Clinch Valley Line, Part 3: / Freight trains, Branch Lines, and Passengers too - Charles "Bucky" H. Wilson, Jr.; Paul Mandelkern
  Photo Class E2a #578 eases a Clinch Valley passenger train past the Toms Creek station on the Big Toms Creek Branch (H. Reid Photo, Kenneth Fannon Collection)
  Photo GP9 #727 and RS11 #354 pass SD45 #1811 with a westbound train at Boody Yard on 11/16/1973. (Ron Flanary)
  Photo C30-7 #8018 and SD45-2 #6143 at Tacoma waiting for an L&N train (Ron Flanary)
  Map N&W and Clinchfield in St Paul area (unknown)
The Sandy Ridge Tunnel / A Clinch Valley Postscript - Charles "Bucky" H. Wilson, Jr.
  Photo NWHS member and former N&W employee Harry Bundy bids farewell to Sandy Ridge Tunnel from the back of a caboose in November 1974 (Harry Bundy)
  Photo A matched set of 3 Alco RS 11 diesels leads the first coal train through Sandy Ridge tunnel on July 28, 1958 (Charles Wilson)
  Photo Sandy Ridge Tunnel in October 2003. The track has been removed and the portal sealed (author)
The Virginian Local / Virginian Whimsey, anectodotes, amusing stories - Tom Salmon
  Photo Schizo cab, photo of Virginian clas C-10 caboose 308 painted NW 530308 on the opposite side (author)
  Table List of some Virginian AFE's spanning 40 years (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Loco Driver, cariacture of person in loco cab (N&WHS Archives)
Nuggets from the Archives / What's the scoop on scoop cars? - Gordon Hamilton
  Drawing Scoop Car, Jan 1904, drawing C6804 (N&WHS Archives)
  Drawing Scoop car, steel underframe, drawing G-14931, Oct 12, 1914 (N&WHS Archives)
Model Review / Life-Like's Virginian 2-8-4 Impresses, HO model with correct tender - Bill McClure
  Photo Life Like HO model of Virginian Class BA 2-8-4 and brass Key model for comparison (author)
Vol. 20, No. 4 July / August 2004  Issue Select