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Issue Details
Cover Title: Depot Extraordinaire, Part 2
Cover Subtitle: Roanoke 1905
On the Cover: Roanoke passenger station #2, built 1905. Track level view, 5 passenger cars on near track, end of station with Southern Express Company sign, 3 horse drawn vehicles, pole line with 6 wire crossarms, platform canopies
Articles In This Issue
Virginian Brethren Gather Again / October meeting in Victoria - Skip Salmon
  Photo The Virginian Brethren visit an old friend, No. 342 at Victoria after their annual gathering (photographer unknown)
Depot Extraordinaire: II / The Roanoke Passenger Station - Ron Davis
  Photo The completed 1905 edition of the Roanoke Passenger Station
  Drawing Drawings of 2nd Roanoke station, floor plan, north front elevation, and west end elevation. (December 1904 issue, the Railroad Gazette)
  Map yard track plan for the area around the station drawn April 1905 (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo the view from the northeast showing the park and approaches to the station (Digital Library and Archives, VPI&SU)
  Photo view looking east from Jefferson Stree. Viaduct from Randolph Street Bridge to Norfolk Avenue is on the right. (Jim Blackstock Collection)
  Photo photos of similar stations in Petersburg, VA and Ironton, OH.
Floating Locomotives: II / The N&W Tugboats - Gordon Hamilton
  Photo Steam powered tugboat #1, built in 1890 (N&WHS Archives)
  Drawing N&W Tugboats No. 1 & 2. Sept 1897 (N&WHS Archives)
  Drawing Triple expansion steam propelling engine for N&W 1 & 2. N&W Motive Power Drawing E-5267 dated Sep 7, 1897. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo The R. G. Cassidy and the F. A. Johnson tied up along the Detroit Boat Yard in April 1994 at the end of their N&W/NS service. The Ambassador Bridge to Canada is in the background. (courtesy Wayne Garrett)
  Drawing N&W Motive Power Department diagram showing the R. G. Cassidy's vital statistics before the replacement of the Fairbanks-Morse engines with EMD engines. (N&WHS Archives)
  Drawing N&W Motive Power Department diagram showing the F. A. Johnson's vitals. Compare these with those of the R. G. Cassidy and note the greater gross tons and length of the Cassidy. (N&WHS Archives)
  Drawing N&W Motive Power Department diagram of the four carfloats. Note that the Detroit was built in 1904. Also, note the capacities of the carfloats based on 50-foot standard car lengths. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo The F. A. Johnson sails up the Detroit River with a load of high cube automobile parts cars, possibly destined for the Ford plant in St. Thomas, ON, with Windsor in the background on Mary 18, 1990. (Kenneth Borg)
  Photo The R. G. Cassidy with a partially loaded carfloat in the upper slip at the N & W's Detroit Boat Yard on March 12, 1972. (Kenneth Borg)
  Photo A deckhand's view of the F. A. Johnson in Windsor, ONT in 1975. Note the heavy duty bumping posts at the ends of the tracks to keep the cars off the tug's deck.  (Kenneth Borg)
  Table Coast Guard Vessel documentation for Pocahontas (not specified)
  Photo The NS towboat Pocahontas moves downstream in the vicity of Wheelersburg, Ohio backed by the limestone bluffs on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River. (Kenneth Borg)
Coal Operations on the N&W / The Williamson convention keynote address - Louis M. Newton
  Photo In the 1950's, loaded hoppers could always be found at the Bluefield Yard awaiting delivery to their destination. (N&WHS Archives)
  Table Pocahontas District coal attributes, 5 categories (not specified)
  Photo An example of a large mining facility on the N&W is this one at Vulcan, WV. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Pocahontas Fuel Company's operation at Bishop, WV produced great tonnage of coal in the 1950s. Coal loader and 2 bay hoppers (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo You can almost feel the earth shake as Y6 #2143 heads through Vicker with its load of black diamonds. (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo LC-1 electric #2508 doing its duty in Maybuery, WV in June 1930 (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo Two pusher were required this day on the Clinch Vally Line. Shows 2 Y's each with auxilary tank, and caboose behind. (N&WHS Archives)
  Table Articles of Revenue Freight carried, 1953-54-55. (not specified)
  Photo Y4 #2086 moving a varied consist of differnt hoppers in an undisclosed location. double track line with electrification (N&WHS Archives)
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