Vol. 7, No. 2 March / April 1991  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: N&W Wrecks
Cover Subtitle: Part 1: 1948 - 1953
On the Cover: Heavily damaged Class J 607 lies on it's left side amid a pile of shattered ties and bent rail. One section of rail has pierced the J's bullet shaped nose. The spoked wheel to the left is the locomotive's engine truck. Visable in the background is the east approach to the Rt. 52 overpass.
Articles In This Issue
From The Editor - James F. Brewer
N&W Wrecks: 1948-1953 / Part One - Ed Lyon
  Photo Westbound Class A 1214 with a light 90 car coal train, approaches the Rt. 52 overpass in August, 1947, six months before the Powhatan Arrow wreck on February 20, 1948. the locomotive is just passing the exact site of the future wreck. Note Model A at far left. 1214 was Roanoke built in 1943, retired in the late 50's, and was the last Class a to operate. (N&W Official Photo/Ed Lyon Collection)
  Photo N&W officials examine the relatively minor damage to derailed coaches 1728 and 1732, the first two cars behind the 607. Note passengers still seated in 1732. (Tom Dressler Collection)
  Photo This view just east of the Rt. 52 overpass shows most of the Powhatan Arrow wreck. The tavern lounge car (left) leaned at more of an angle than the other pctured consist. (Tom Dressler Collection)
  Photo From the front, left to right, several photographers such as Larry Fellure and Jack Corns (Ironton Tribune) took close up shots of curious spectators examining the wrecked locomotive while warily dodging splintered ties and bent rail. Miraculously no onlookers were reported injured. There were no crowd control barriers erected around the 607, and people milled about for several hours without supervision, a post accident practice that would be unthinkable in today's lawsuit happy era. Evenutally N&W detectives and police ordered the spectators to leave the scene. (Tom Dressler Collection)
  Photo An eastbound N&W freight, on May 19, 1990, approaches the site of the 1948 Powhatan Arrow wreck. Compare this scene to the 1947 photo of Class A 1214. Note that the eastward lead track switch, maintenance shed and telelphone lines paralleling the eastbound track have been removed.  (Tom Dressler Collection)
Current News - Robert G. Bowers
N&W Class M 475 to Steam Again - Thomas D. Dressler
Pocahontas Paint Shop / Passenger Car Interiors, Part 2 - James Nichols
Vol. 7, No. 2 March / April 1991  Issue Select