Vol. 8, No. 5 September / October 1992  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: Williamson 1992
Cover Subtitle: Convention coverage
On the Cover: It had been over 30 years since any steam locomotive had ridden the turntable at Williamson. The 611 last appeared on the Williamson turntable October 24, 1959, also as part of an excursion train operation. The 611 returned to the Williamson turntable on Saturday, June 20, 1992. The C.P. Huntington Chapter, NRHS, had sponsored the round trip from Portsmouth to Williamson, in conjunction with the N&WHS Convention. After turning and servicing, the 611 and her train were backed about 4 miles to Rawl, WV, where at MP N-466, a gold spike was driven to celibrate the Centennial of the Ohio Extension completion.
Articles In This Issue
Williamson 1992 - James F. Brewer; George Hughes; Mason Y. Cooper; Laura Hughes
  Photo N&W Class J 611 has been turned and is lined for the turntable lead track. (Jeff Hensley photo)
  Photo The Twelve Pole Line tour group pauses in front of the former Dunlow Station. (Mason Cooper photo)
  Photo Graveside monument marks McCoy clan. (Laura Hughes photo)
  Photo Historical marker on Main Street describes the 1920 Matewan Massacre. (Laura Hughes phot.)
  Photo The shrouded marker is unveiled by Tim Hensley (L) and Cecil Hatfield, Managing Director, Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce (R), while Jim Gillum looks on. The marker was donated by the N&WHS and made possible from donations of a number of members. (L-R) Pat Ryan, Jim Gillum, Don Peidmont (NS Director of Public Relations), Tim Hensley and Cecil Hatfield. (series of 3 photos depicting the unveiling of the marker) (Jim Brewer photo)
  Photo N&WHS members witnessed firsthand some of the repairs made to hopper cars at the Williamson Car Shop. (Jim Brewer photo)
  Photo Mr. Dean, NS Shop Forman, leads N&WHS members on a tour of the former Lubritorium, which is now part of the car repair facilities. (Jim Brewer photo)
  Photo Mayor Kapourales was presented with a plaque thanking the City of Williamson for its help with the convention. (Williamson Daily News photo)
  Photo William Bales, NS Vice President, Coal and Ore Operations. (Williamson Daily News photo)
  Photo Tim Hensley discussed the significance of the Ohio Extension and entertained all with many slides from his collection. (Williamson Daily News photo)
  Photo NS GP60 4641, Operations Lifesaver, arrives with Special Safety Train. (Trent Hulbert photo)
  Photo The NS Exhibit Car was host to over 1,000 visitors during the weekend festivities. (George Hughes photo)
  Photo The 611 arrives from Portsmouth on time and with a train full of railfans. (Williamson Daily News photo)
  Photo Vern French displayed his Williamson Terminal Module to the delight of all. (Williamson Daily News photo)
  Photo Most who attended the convention were present for the group photo. (Jim Brewer photo)
  Photo The Gold Spike Ceremony, celebrating the Centennial of the Ohio Extension of the Norfolk & Western, was held at MP N-466, Rawl, WV, on June 10, 1992. The gold spike, visible in the sencond tie plate from the right, was driven by Mr. Gary Blackburn, NS Assistant Section Forman for the Williamson Terminal. To his right are Larry Reed, NS Assistant Superintendent, Pocahontas Division, Pat Ryan, N&WHS Permanent Convention Chairman, Cecil Hatfield, Managing Director, Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, Jim Gillum, N&WHS President, and Don Maxwell, Steam Excursion Director, C.P Huntington Chaper, NRHS. (Mason Cooper photo)
  Photo And the Winners are.... Diesel Locomotive - George Hughes; Structure - Jim Brewer; Freight Car - John Snidow; Coal Car - Charles Schlotthober; The Virginian - Roger Nutting, Jr.; Passenger Car - Jim Brewer; Caboose - Trent Hulbert; Steam Locomotive - Jim Teese; Non-Revenue - Trent Hulbert; (all model photos by Mason Cooper)
Sustaining Members 1992 - James F. Brewer
Marker Fund Contributors - Thomas D. Dressler
Repowering Alco Models EMD GP-30 - Chris Toth
Roster of Original N&W Locomotives Still In Operation As of 1/2/92 - Robert G. Bowers
Powhatan Modler - Thomas D. Dressler
Pocahontas Print Shop - James Nichols
The Virginian Local - Roger Nutting
  Drawing Class AD-X 14860 Gal. Auxiliary Water Tank (Roger Nutting)
  Drawing Class AE-X 13000 Gal. Auxiliary Water Tank (Roger Nutting)
  Drawing Class SD-X 12 ton Coal/8000 Gal. Auxiliary Tender (Rober Nutting)
  Drawing Lettering For Auxiliary Water Tanks (Roger Nutting)
Vol. 8, No. 5 September / October 1992  Issue Select