Vol. 9, No. 2 March / April 1993  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: All Aboard, Shenandoah
Cover Subtitle: N&W Passenger Service in the Shenandoah Valley
On the Cover: In October 1956, steam is still king at Shenandoah Yard, but not for long. Class Y6 No. 2152 is on the yard ladder lead, while Class S1 No. 266, posing in front of the classic brick Shenandoah depot, awaits further switching chores.
Articles In This Issue
All Aboard, Shenandoah - William Warden
  Photo Class K1 No. 114 rides the turntable at Shenandoah, VA in January 1957 (William E. Warden photo)
  Photo Class W2 685, a 1905 product of Richmond Locomotive works, pauses at Waynesboro yard in 1935, just four years before being dismantled. Note the Southern boxcar in background eith end doors for ventilation. (William E. Warden collection)
  Photo (Above) M2 class 1119 was the regularly assigned Waynesboro shifter engine. Shown at Waynesboro in February 1957, she awaits a switching assignment that will never come. For tomorrow, with a mournful wail of her whistle, she'll head off for Roanoke and the rip track (William E. Warden photo)
  Photo The station at Stuarts Draft, VA. (William E. Warden photo)
  Photo A southbound freight led by GP9 668 passes through Waynesboro on a Sunday afternoon in October 1963. (William E. Warden photo)
N&W Passenger Service in the Shenandoah Valley - Mason Y. Cooper
  Photo Class K1 4-8-2 No. 100 pauses at the station stop at Luray on train No. 14 in October 1941. Shenandoah Division passenger service relied on the 4-8-2 type for the latter part of its existence. This photo, of N&W's original 4-8-2, shows the locomotive with the pre-war style of lettering, stopped at the crossing later made famous by O. Winston Link, albeit from the opposite side of the track. (W. L. Wedemeyer photo/Mason Cooper collection)
  Timetable This timetable, dated May 3, 1931, is among the last listing N&W trains Nos. 27 and 28. Soon the train will be dropped, leaving Nos 13 and 14 providing daylight service in the Shenandoah Valley. (Mason Cooper collection)
  Photo Among the Shenandoah Valley RR stations upgraded by N&W was Berryville, VA./ This photograph taken in 1886 or 1887 shows the SVRR station at the Main St. location in Berryville. The new facility was built several hundred yards to the south, at which time the old station was removed. The site was filled in and is today used for truck parking by a nearby fuel dealer. (photo courtesy Robert E. Dart/Mason Y. Cooper collection)
  Photo In 1957 N&W began construction of a new consolidated passenger and freight station at Front Royal. The facility replaced an existing station on Luray Avenue and the station at Riverton, VA. The move was made in part as one of the railroad's attempts to improve passenger service on the line. (Mason Y. Cooper photo)
  Photo The station at Elkton once had a covered passenger platform. The holes for the steel support posts are evident in this November 1974 view. The covered passenger platform was taken down in 1964 so Trailer trains would clear. In the rear is the Chesapeake & Western enginehouse. (Mason Y. Cooper photo/Jim Brewer collection)
  Timetable This timetable, dated February 7, 1943, shows WWII passenger service on the Shenandoah Valley Route. (Mason Y. Cooper collection)
  Timetable Timetable #4, dated September 2, 1956, shows Trains Nos. 13 & 14 cut back to Hagerstown and Shenandoah, with no Sunday service (Mason Y. Cooper collection)
  Photo Railway Express on the Norfolk and Western (Mason Y. Cooper collection)
  Timetable This listing from the Official Guide, March 1962 shows Shenandoah Valley service down to trains Nos 1 & 2, making a connection with C&O in Waynesboro. Soon this will be coming to an end bringing to a close all passenger service (Mason Y. Cooper collection)
  Photo Passenger GP9 519 lays over at Front Royal, November 20, 1969. With fewer and fewer passenger trains left, the locomotives are beginning to appear in freight service, Although its frame stripe is fading, 519 still has its steam generator and maybe its passenger gearing as the power is being used to switch out cuts of cars for Old Virginia Jelly and the SR interchange. (Mason Y. Cooper photo)
  Photo Former N&W passenger GP9 505, nee 767, revisits one of its old haunts, August 8, 1978, working on the shifter at Front Royal. The final unit of the original passenger geeps, the locomotive has been shorn of its steam generator and refitted with freight gearing, and now works in near anonymity in the road service. (Mason Y. Cooper photo)
1993 N&WHS Convention / "Where Rails Meet Sails" Norfolk , VA - Jerry Kay
Reviews / Trackside Maryland by James Gallagher and Jacques Kelly - James Nichols
  Photo This is but a sample of the fine N&W photos taken by noted railfan photographer, James P. Gallagher, that appears in Trackside Maryland. (James P. Gallagher photo)
Powhatan Modeler - Thomas D. Dressler
Current News - Robert G. Bowers
Virginian Local - Roger Nutting
  Drawing Virginian M+W Sheds, 1st and Third Designs (Roger Nutting)
Vol. 9, No. 2 March / April 1993  Issue Select