Vol. 13, No. 1 January / February 1997  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: Bluefield's Tower of Power
Cover Subtitle: N&W Passenger Car History - An Update
On the Cover: The Bluefield (WV) coaling station, its construction nearly complete, stands ready to begin service in 1953. This photo was taken from the passenger station across the yard. The structure still stands today, since demolition of the concrete and steel structure would be prohibitively expensive
Articles In This Issue
Observation / The Disappearing Railroad - Jarrell Greever
Current News - Robert G. Bowers
View from the Cab / The (Dropped) Three-Dollar Lantern - Thomas D. Dressler
Depressed-Center Flats Did the Heavy Lifting - Staff Arrow
  Drawing 125 Ton Depressed Center Flat Car Class F1 (N&W Drawing)
  Photo None, depressed center flat at VMT (Ron Davis photo)
  Table N&W Depressed Center Flat Cars (Arrow Staff)
The Tennessean / ICH Announces 2-8-0, 4-4-0 Steamers - James Nichols
  Photo Photo of IHC 2-8-0 (unknown)
A Dispatcher's Nightmare - Robert Harvey
History of Surviving N&W Passenger Equipment / An Update - Jim Cochran
  Table Surviving N&W Passenter Equipment (Jim Cochran)
Bluefield's Tower of Power - James N. Gillum
  Photo The Bluefield Coaling Station was a conjunction of concrete, steel and efficiency. Here, two Y-Class locomotives are serviced while a hopper sits on the track adjacent to Y-6 No. 2130. This photo shows the placement of two of the four water standpipes which servced the four service tracks of the facility (N&W photo, Tom Heinrich collection)
  Photo In this view, looking northeast, the Bluefield coaling station is about 40% complete,. Note the Class Ph coach and the "turtleroof" baggage-mail car in the foreground. At center left is the south side of the roundhouse, soon to be removed for erection of the lubratorium service building. (Roger R. Whitt photo)
  Drawing Bluefield Coaling Tower, Ogle Construction Co, Drawing 74715 (N&WHS Archives)
  Photo By the Spring of 1952, construction of the coaling station is approximately 75% complete. The slope of the top is now taking shape. Note the wooden N&W box car and two steam-powered cranes in the foreground. (Roger F. Whitt photo)
The N&W: Once it was a farmer, too! / Taken from an article in the Tidewater News, August 10, 1989 - Hanes Byerly
  Photo The N&W farm at Ivor, VA. Early 1900s photo (unknown)
N&W Covered Hoppers in HO Scale / 2nd in a Series - Wilson McClung
  Drawing Fig. 1: General arrangement drawing of Class HC-7 built by Pullman-Standard (Drawing courtesy Norfolk Southern Corp)
  Drawing Fig 2: General arrangement drawing of Class HC-54 build by Greenville Steel Car Co. (Drawing courtesy Norfolk Southern Corp.)
  Drawing Fig. 3: Modifciation to Model Die Cast (MDC) car involves installation of vertical panels of styrene ("closed hopper ends") beneath the underside of the slope sheets. (unknown)
  Photo Fig. 4, Left: Class HC-7 built by Pullman-Standard for N&W during 1956-57 (W. S. McClung photo)
  Photo Fig.4, Right: Atlas factory-painted HC-7. The model could be improved by shaving off the "hat section"-type end ribs above the bolsters and replacing with channel ribs and painting to match (W. S. McClung photo)
  Photo Fig.5: N&W Class HC-9 built by Greenville Steel Car Co fo the N&W during 1960. (N&W Archival Collection/VPI&SU Libraries)
  Photo Fig.6, Left: N&W Class HC-52 built by Greenville Steel Car Co. for the Wabash during 1957 (Courtesy of Howard Ameling)
  Photo Fig 6, Right: Corresponding model is the MDC car modified by closing off the bottom portion of the slope sheets with styrene panels and substituting the ECW #9112 roof with the correct hatch spacing (W. S. McClung photo)
  Photo Fig.7, Left: N&W Class HC-54 built by Greenville Steel Car Co. for the Wabash during 1959. (W. S. McClung photo)
  Photo Fig.7, Right: Corresponding model is the Atlas car with the vertical "hat section" end ribs shaved off and replaced with styrene "channel" ribs (W. S. McClung photo)
Book Reviews / The Winston-Salem Southbound Railway by Jeff Miller and Jim Vaughn - James F. Brewer
Book Reviews / Southwest Virginia's Railroad: Modernization and the Sectional Crisis, by Kenneth W. Noe - Mason Y. Cooper
Classic Ads of the N&W / "Come on Ophelia - it's your Neck!" - reprint Norfolk & Western Magazine
Vol. 13, No. 1 January / February 1997  Issue Select