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Mahone_1.r.jpg Mahone-style Square Station
Depots are the most distinctive identity for your model railroad beyond your motive power. The Atlantic Mississippi and Ohio originated several “standard” designs for depots during its short life from 1871 to 1881. These designs were probably built on into the first decade of the N&W Railroad. No depot is totally “standard”, virtually every structure was built slightly different depending on the carpenter crew building it, the specific needs for the locality and modifications over the years. That being said, there were several standard designs for the AM&O. A towered design, best represented today by Rural Retreat and this square design. The square design was most prevalent between Roanoke and Norfolk, but was built at other locations as well.

This brand new kit is similar to depots at Vinton, Ivor, Shawsville and Wilson, there were other locations, but our documentation is limited. These beautiful HO kits will fit most any N&W layout, as some lasted well into the diesel era. At this writing, we know of at least one still surviving intact.

Brand New kit! Never previously offered!

HO Scale Kit

  Mahone-style Square Station SKU# 1404.09 $89.00  
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
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
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
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 $19.95
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 $19.95
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 $19.95
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 $19.95