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New and Featured Items

2018_Wiley_NW.calendar.jpg Calendar- Wiley N&W 2018
Aubrey Wiley produced N&W calendar in Black & White for 2018.
SKU# 1408.201 $10.95
2018_Wiley_VGN.calendar.jpg Calendar- Wiley VGN 2018
Aubrey Wiley produced Virginian calendar in Black & White for 2018.
SKU# 1408.202 $10.95
NW_Combo_2.HO.jpg Model: N&W Standard Combo Station #2
Kits produced custom for NWHS!

  • 100 % Laser-cut wood kit
  • Tab & Slot construction with easy-to-construct Bay window
  • Laser-cut glazing
  • Resin Cast Chimneys
  • 10.75" long x 5.5" wide x 2.75" high

HO Scale Kit

SKU# 134.32 $84.95
Buchanan.NW_Branch.Lines.jpg Buchanan – Levisa – Dismal Creek ~ Norfolk & Western Branch Lines
The Norfolk & Western Historical Society’s newest Branch Line Series book uses 248 pages, 93 photographs, 62 drawings and 27 maps to tell how the W.M. Ritter Lumber Company built its narrow-gauge Big Sandy & Cumberland logging railroad from Devon, West Virginia to Grundy, Virginia between 1900 and 1916, how the lumber company extended its logging railroad along the Levisa Fork between 1918 and 1925, and how the N&W acquired the narrow-gauge common carrier and logging railroad in 1923 and made it the basis of the standard gauge Buchanan and Levisa Branch Lines.

Hardcover (first 500, softcover on additional printing), 248 pages

by Alex Schust

SKU# 139.21 $43.95
611_American_Icon_212x300.jpg DVD - 611: American Icon

DVD - 611: American Icon

611: American Icon is the story of the most famous steam passenger locomotive in the world. Exclusive restoration footage takes you inside the locomotive's massive boiler and firebox, the cab and the iconic nose. Interviews with the restoration team and historians give you eye-opening insights to 611's superior engineering. Rare historical footage tells the story of the famous Norfolk & Western Shops and how the 611 became an enduring survivor loved by millions around the world.

No. 611's rebirth in 2015 was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a joyous occasion for all of us who love railroads and the American experience. This documentary captures the essence of the restoration, the history and the promise of this legendary locomotive.

You Tube Video Preview

83 minutes. Stereo, Extras: crew commentary and deleted scenes

SKU# 136.14DX $25.00
611_American_Icon_212x300.jpg BluRay - 611: American Icon

Blu-Ray - 611: American Icon

611: American Icon is the story of the most famous steam passenger locomotive in the world. Exclusive restoration footage takes you inside the locomotive's massive boiler and firebox, the cab and the iconic nose. Interviews with the restoration team and historians give you eye-opening insights to 611's superior engineering. Rare historical footage tells the story of the famous Norfolk & Western Shops and how the 611 became an enduring survivor loved by millions around the world.

No. 611's rebirth in 2015 was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a joyous occasion for all of us who love railroads and the American experience. This documentary captures the essence of the restoration, the history and the promise of this legendary locomotive.

You Tube Video Preview

Blu-ray disk format. 83 minutes. Stereo, Extras: crew commentary and deleted scenes

SKU# 136.14DY $33.00
NW_611.3_times_a_lady.jpg N&W 611 - Three times a Lady
This book covers the N&W Class J story and 611's own history, as well as her first excursion career and coverage of her 2014-2015 restoration. Numerous color and B/W photos and illustrations. Foreword by Preston Claytor.

Pocahontas Productions, Hardcover, 96 pages

by Tim Hensley and Ken Miller

SKU# 138.194 $35.00
DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_Vol-8.jpg DVD- Pocahontas Glory Vol. 8

N&W Steam 1954-1958 plus a cameo of VIRGINIAN in 1954.

Includes most N&W Steam classes in action at Columbus, Bristol, Christiansburg, Roanoke, Blue Ridge, Bluefield, Crewe, Abingdon, West Jefferson and other locations. With special events such as the 1957 NRHS Convention, Farewell to Steam on the Norton Line in 1957, and more. Notable locomotives such as J 611, the last Y6b 2200, and steam turbine Jawn Henry and M class 4-8-0s are included along with many others.

All on DVD with chapters and your choice of narrated or un-narrated viewing.

Over 71 minutes plus previews of Volumes 1-7 for almost 89 minutes total running time.

Herron Video

SKU# 136.14DW $39.95
DVD.Vintage_Steam_of_the_Norfolk_and_Western.jpg DVD- Vintage Steam on the N&W

This DVD covers numerous locations on the Norfolk & Western in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina between the 1940’s and the 1950’s. A few scenes on the Virginian Railroad and the Clinchfield are also seen. All trains are regularly scheduled trains. No fan trips or special excursions. Locations include Roanoke, Blacksburg, Ripplemead, Narrows, Blue Ridge, Green Cove, West Jefferson, Bluefield and more. See Class J, Y, A, M and others. Some early diesel.

52 Minutes. All color

Railroad Video Productions

SKU# 136.14DV $29.95
NS_Loco_Directory_2015-2016.jpg Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2015-2016
Directory of NS motive power for 2015-2016. Details complete roster, slugs, rebuilds, dispositions and spotting details. Includes photos of the various models. Includes the 20 unit heritage fleet, Veteran's unit, 911 and other unique NS locomotives! All locomotive photos in color!

Softcover, 208 pages

By Paul K. Withers

SKU# 138.196 $34.95
Virginian_Railway_Memories.jpg Virginian Railway Memories
The Virginian Railway was built in the first decade of the twentieth century and flourished until being merged in N&W in 1959. With over 400 color and classic black & white pictures, the book tells the story of a most modern, colorful and interesting railroad. It includes 16 well written personal stories by people who worked on the old Virginian, had family who worked on the railroad or lived nearby. A good deal of local history is covered for dozens of cities, towns and communities served by the Virginian from Norfolk, Virginia, across south side Virginia, through the Piedmont, into the mountain foothills and deep in the coalfields of West Virginia. Maps, data and plans are in abundance to support the revelations found in this book.

This book is perfect for railroad historians, railfans, local and regional historians and model railroaders.

Hardcover, 233 pages

by Aubrey Wiley

SKU# 138.193 $49.95
The_A_NW_Mercedes_of_Steam_revised.jpg The "A" (Revised Edition)
Norfolk & Western's Mercedes of Steam

THE history of N&W Class A locomotive has been revised by author Ed King!

The original book about this most productive of locomotives has been greatly expanded to include much information not available to the author at the first writing, plus a foldout featuring side elevation drawings of the locomotive and the various tenders it pulled, plus many more photographs (color & B/W). Appendices covering N&W's tenders and the testing of Pennsy Q2 4-4-6-4 conducted on the Scioto Division in August, 1948.

Hardcover with dust cover, 212 pages

By Ed King

SKU# 139.11 $64.95
NW_Giant_of_Steam_revised.jpg N&W: Giant of Steam (Revised Edition)
The most definitive story of N&W steam ever written has been updated, revised, and re-printed! At the time of its original publication in 1980, this book, authored by Colonel Lewis Ingles Jeffries, gave us the story of N&W steam as complete as possible and as no other ever had... but as great it was, there were gaps in the information, due simply to the facts not being available at that time.

Hardcover with dust cover, 350 pages

By Colonel Lewis Ingles Jeffries

SKU# 138.99 $59.95
ClassJ.poster.jpg Class J Poster
This N&W Class J poster is compiled from multiple NWHS archives drawings showing the engineers side view of later J's (such as 611) with tender. The drawings include drivers, nose, rod, oiler, Baker value gear, and other detail drawing inserts as drawn by the N&W draftsmen. Poster size is 24" x 36" on heavy glossy paper stock, perfect for framing and display!

This poster is "fine art" for N&W J locomotive fans!

SKU# 136.04M $24.95
NW_in_Ohio_Scioto_Division.1890-1930.jpg N&W in Ohio: Scioto Division 1890-1930
This soft-cover publication uses 176 black/white pages, 14 maps, 143 photographs and 121 N&W drawings and charts to tell the story of the 242 miles of main line operating between North Kenova and Columbus and Cincinnati. The N&W constructed about eight of those 242 miles and bought the rest. NWHS’s newest publication uses construction records, track charts, ICC Valuation records, newspaper articles and the Norfolk and Western Magazine to tell the why, how, who, what and when of the Ohio portion of this N&W Division. The book details what parts of the Scioto Division the N&W built and which parts were acquired from other railroads between 1890 and 1901. One entire chapter devoted to the building of the East Portsmouth and Joyce Avenue Yards.

Softcover, perfect bound, 176 pages

by Alex Schust

SKU# 139.20 $34.95
Clinch_Valley.NW_District_line.2.JPG Clinch Valley: N&W District Line
This books covers the Clinch Valley District mile by mile. The book is developed around the 1916 Resurvey, the 1916 N&W Industrial Guide, and 1917 ICC Valuation of the Clinch Valley main line and each of its major branch lines – Big Creek, Town Hill Creek, Coal Creek, Honaker, Russell Creek, Little Tom, Marion, and Big Toms Creek. The 1916 Resurvey included details on 43 different Clinch Valley spurs and branches. The purchase and operation of both the Lewis Creek and Dumps Creek Branches are also included. Details on the construction of the District Line are taken from the original 1886-1892 construction ledgers. The 224 pages of “Clinch Valley: Norfolk & Western District Line” uses over 95 photographs, 183 drawings, 47 maps, and 27 Time Tables to illustrate and guide the reader through the history of the railroad. Many of the drawings are taken from the 1916 Resurvey Field Notebooks and the 1917 ICC Valuation notebooks

Softcover, perfect bound, 224 pages

by Alex Schust and Mason Cooper

SKU# 139.19 $34.95
BK.Dry_Fork_Norfolk_and_Western_Branch_Line.jpg Dry Fork - N&W Branch Line
Dry Fork - Norfolk & Western Branch Line, the fourth book in the NWHS’s Branch Line series, is the most extensive book to date with 182 pages. The soft-cover publication uses 118 black/white photographs, 28 maps, and 120 N&W drawings and charts to tell the story of the 44.73 miles of railroad constructed from Dry Fork Junction near Iaeger, West Virginia, to Cedar Bluff, Virginia. Seven color photographs are used on the covers. The Dry Fork Branch, officially started operating in 1906 and is still operating in 2013 as it provides an alternate route between Iaeger and Bluefield. NWHS’s newest publication uses the original surveys, construction records, track charts, siding agreements, contracts, maps and photographs to tell the why, how, who, what and when of this branch of the N&W. Learn why the coal operators had to pay the construction costs. Learn how the branch line changed over the years. Topology maps are used to show the location of the original mines and modern road maps are provided for the railfan. Detailed tipple track charts aid the model railroader in building realistic model railroad mining operations.

By Alex Schust, Mason Cooper

SKU# 139.17 $31.95
BK.North_Fork_Norfolk_and_Western_Branch_Line.jpg North Fork - N&W Branch Line
North Fork – Norfolk & Western Branch Line, second book in NWHS’s Branch Line series, is a soft-cover publication using 104 pages, 84 black/white pictures and 77 maps and charts to tell the story of the 7.3 miles of railroad that ran from Northfork to Crumpler in McDowell County, West Virginia. The branch line operated from 1891 to 1986 and produced nearly 120 million tons of coal from 12 mining operations over its operating life. NWHS’s newest publication uses construction records, track charts, siding agreements, contracts, maps and photographs to tell the why, how, who, what and when of this branch of the N&W. Learn why the coal operators had to pay the construction costs. Learn how the branch line changed over the years. There are photographs from the 1890s, 1912 topology maps and modern road maps for the railfan. Detailed tipple track charts aid the model railroader in building realistic model railroad mining operations

By Alex Schust, Mason Cooper

SKU# 139.15 $27.95
hat_NW_black.jpg HAT: N&W, Black
Black cotton hat with adjustable Velcro closure, one size fits all. Black with N&W logo.
SKU# 143.41 $13.95
NW_HAT_9.blue.jpg HAT: N&W, Blue #9
Dark blue cotton hat with adjustable Velcro closure, one size fits most. Dark blue with yellow N&W "hamburger" logo.
SKU# 143.46 $14.95
hat.NW_logo.yellow.jpg HAT: Small N&W logo #7
Black cotton hat with adjustable Velcro closure, one size fits all. Black with yellow N&W "hamburger" logo.
SKU# 143.44 $14.95
VGN_HAT_3.blue.jpg HAT: VGN, Blue #3
Dark blue cotton hat with adjustable Velcro closure, one size fits most. Dark blue with yellow VGN logo.
SKU# 143.47 $14.95