Vol. 3, No. 5 September / October 1987  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: The Norfolk & Western Coaling Towers
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On the Cover: This very good photo of the coaling tower at Bluefield, West Virginia shows one of the larger versions of the family of coaling towers
Articles In This Issue
Society News - Unknown Unknown
Norfolk & Western Coaling Towers - Rick Stone
  Photo This damaged negative photo reproduced many times before is still a good illustration of the typical N&W and PRR coaling tower (N&W Historical Society Collection)
Correcting The N&W Handbook - James Nichols
High Hoods and Low Hoods - Thomas D. Dressler
Current News - Robert G. Bowers; Jon J. Charles; G. H. Lewis; William Charles
The City Point Railroad - reprint Norfolk & Western Magazine
Modeler's Corner - Thomas D. Dressler
Kit Review / Cape Line Models HO Trucks - James Nichols
  Photo The Cape LIne Pilcher, Lewis-Pilcher and Andrews trucks. These high quality soft metal trucks rollon precision wheel sets from Northwest Short LIne. (Tom Dressler Collection)
Kit Review / Wabash Valley Lines N&W 90-Ton Gondola - James Nichols
  Photo Th elead-based castings make the Red Ball car almost as heavy as the prototype. Note the added Cape Line Lewis Pilcher 6 wheel trucks. (Tom Dressler Collection)
  Photo Despite some inaccuracies, the Red Ball gondola has a typical N&W appearance and has plenty of heft. (Tom Dressler Collection)
Kitbashed 90-Ton Gondola - James Nichols
  Photo Rev. Jim's award-winning kit-bashed GKd Model. Lewis-Pilcher Trucks were more common, but Buckeyes were correct for a few cars, including 100433 (Tom Dressler Collection)
  Photo THis overhead view of Jim's kit-bashed GKd reveals some of the interior bracing, an importnat detail on an otherwise "plain" car model. (Tom Dressler Collection)
  Drawing 90 Ton Gondola Car Class GKd (Unknown)
  Drawing Ninety-Ton, High Side, Gondola Car Mounted on a New design of Six-Wheel Truck (Norfolk & Western)
  Photo Class GKd 90 ton gondola, althoguh equipped with drop doors was intended from the start to be emptied by car dumper. This car, the subject of Jim's model, has Buckeye Trucks. (Tom Dressler Collection)
Norfolk & Western Railway Standard Mail Crane - N&W Railway
Vol. 3, No. 5 September / October 1987  Issue Select