Vol. 18, No. 1 January / February 2002  Issue Select 
Issue Details
Cover Title: Our Dieselization Series Continues!
Cover Subtitle: Chaos Out Of Order . . .
On the Cover: Alco C-425 leads a parade of units awaiting assignment at Decatur, IL in November of 1970.
Articles In This Issue
Those Little Wheels Behind The Drivers / Part Four on the Basics of Steam - Ed King
  Photo No caption. A close-up of a four wheel trailer truck without the locomotive. (Unknown)
  Photo Goerge Stephenson's ROCKET of 1829. Stephenson could not have known that, after about 1900, his carrier axle would be a characteristic of every successful road locomotive built; many would have two and even three of those axles. (Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways)
  Photo Baldwin's Columbia of 1895. Burlington's 590 put the firebox behind the driving wheels, but was deficient in tracking qualities. (Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways)
  Photo The Rushton trailer shows well here under the firebox of N&W's class J 4-4-2 605. The equalizer from the rear driving wheel shows between the top and bottom frame members, and the short spring shows behind the trailer wheel. This arrangement didn't help the ride much, but it did carry the weight of the firebox. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo The Rushton trailer under class E Pacific 595 has a different equalizer configuration. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Drawing Baldwin 2-wheel trailer for 2-8-8-2 locomotive, showing springing arrangement and swing-link centering. (Train Shed Cyclopedia No. 32; 1927 / Ed King Collection)
  Drawing Alco 2-wheel radial trailing truck - this is the Cole trailer. Springs are not shown. (Train Shed Cyclopedia No. 32; 1927 / Ed King Collection)
  Drawing Baldwin's Hodges 2-wheel radial trailer. Again, springs are not shown. (Train Shed Cyclopedia No. 32; 1927 / Ed King Collection)
  Photo Y-2a 2-8-8-2 1707 has the Baldwin two-wheel trailer first seen on the N&W on the Y-1 engines of 1910. Its use was continued through the Y-4a (Y-5) classes. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo E-2b 4-6-2 built be Roanoke in 1913 has the trailer later to evolve into the Hodges. Engine is shown in 1934 with a USRA 12,000-gallon tender originally behind a Y-3 2-8-8-2. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo Brand-new K-1 102, just out of Roanoke Shop in 1916, shows the same trailer design as the 549. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo 1957 view of Z-1b 1470 at Crewe shows the Cole trailer whith its long upward-bent equalizer and the characteristic outside frame member. (A. Thieme photo / Felsted Collection)
  Photo Here's a fine view of the Commonwealth Delta 2-wheel cast trailer under new K-3 201 at Roanoke in 1926. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo Lima's A-1 2-8-4 of 1925. The fabricated trailer wound up having too many jobs: carrying the weight of A-1's huge firebox, carrying her ash pan, transmitting the pulling force of the engine from the frame which ended behind the driving wheels, and carrying the booster engine which drove the rear trailer wheels. (Chaney Collection / Smithsonian Institution.)
  Photo Reading's strange 4-4-4 of 1915. Built to compete withe Pennsylvania's E6 4-4-2, the 110 and her three sisters had no equalization between the trailer and the drivers, resulting in an unstable ride and a rebuild into a conventional 4-4-2 with a Cole-style trailer. (Reading Photo from Apex of the Atlantics)
  Photo Y-4a (later Y-5) 2100 of 1930 continues the use of the Baldwin two wheel inboard bearing trailer. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo Class A 1200 new at Roanoke in 1936 shows the Commonwealth 4-wheel trailer - a handsome feature for a handsome locomotive. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo Y-6 2140 has the roller-bearing outboard cast leading and trailing trucks. Her Commonwealth tender trucks were later swapped for Buckeyes. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
  Photo Class J 600 has its own version of the Commonwealth 4-wheel trailer. (N&W Photo / Ed King Collection)
N&W Freight Car Roster: 1943 / 9th in a series - James F. Brewer
  Photo The H3 hopper class were dimensionally identical to their H2 cousins, but material shortages forced the railroad to make certain compromises in their construction. Some, but not all, received half-panel side sheets rather than the typical full panel side sheets. N&W recycled a lot of material to get the most use of it. The H3 cars rode on Andrews style trucks which were salvaged from the HU hoppers being rebuilt to H3 standards. (N&W Photo/ N&WHS Archives Collection)
  Photo This end view of the H3 is a good reference for placement of details. The ends of the H2 and H3 class were identical and lacked the horizontal stiffening bracket found on the H2a. (N&W Photo/ N&WHS Archives Collection)
  Photo Just as wood was used in the G4 and H4 composite cars to save steel for the war effort, wood was used elsewhere in car construction. Note the wood boards used for the slope sheets in this interior view of an H3 being rebuilt from an HU. (N&W Photo/ N&WHS Archives Collection)
  Photo Ralston Steel Car Co delivered 1,000 brand new all steel boxcars that N&W classified B5. This group of cars rode on a variety of trucks, and had a Murphy panel roof. Contrast this group with the B5 boxcars delivered in 1940 that had a raised, turtle-type roof. The latter group all rode on Class T-71 trucks. (N&W Photo/ N&WHS Archives Collection)
N&W Dieselization, Part 3 / Chaos out of order - Robert G. Bowers; Mason Y. Cooper
  Photo EMD GP35 No. 1300 was originally ordered by the Pittsburgh and West Virginia, but was delivered after the merger in N&W paint and number. This photo was taken in January of 1971 in Sloan, NY. (Robert G Bowers Collection)
  Photo ALCO C-425 No. 1000 is just in from the factory and in service at Detroit, MI in November, 1964. The C-425s, Nos. 1000 through 1006, were ordered by the Wabash but delivered in N&W paint and road number just after the 1964 merger. (Robert G Bowers Collection)
  Photo An ALCO C-628 is part of the power roster crossing the diamond at an unknown location. [The location has been updated to be looking west in Marion Ohio.] (Robert G Bowers Collection)
  Photo GE U28b No. 1903 is on the service track at Decatur, IL in April of 1967. (Robert G Bowers Collection)
  Photo The SD45 was a 20-cylinder variant of EMD's successful 645E3 prime mover. Big and powerful, the 3600 HP locomotives were well-liked by crews, and could be found in all types of service. This view was taken at the engine facility at Portsmouth, OH on December 12, 1969. (Mason Y. Cooper Collection)
  Photo ALCO C-630 No. 417 on the service track in Brewster, OH in July, 1972. (Robert G Bowers Collection)
  Photo Alco C-630 is in coal pusher service in Mullens, WV in July, 1974. The lettering is there, but it's mostly obscured by the coal dirt. (Mason Y. Cooper Collection)
The Tennessean / Update on Virginian USE's - James Nichols
  Photo These photos show the subtle differences between Virginian 737 and 738. (Jim Nichols Collection)
In Scale / Our first modeling Mini-Con a success! - George Hughes
  Photo Members discuss their favorite models at the first-ever N&Whs mini-con. (George Hughes Collection)
  Photo The Commissary sales table was busy as always, as attendees snapped up the latest offerings. (George Hughes Collection)
  Photo George Hughes' N&W Redbirds strut their stuff during his talk on modeling these favorites. (George Hughes Collection)
  Photo A model of the N&W T-6 also drew a lot of attention. (George Hughes Collection)
  Photo Mini-con attendees got to view first-hand Jim Brewer's amazing layout of the Shenandoah Division. (George Hughes Collection)
N Scale News / "Special Run" Fifty Footers - Frank Gibson
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