"Norfolk and Western Jr. Railway"

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Fri Dec 14 08:11:02 EST 2012


There was at least one maybe two articles in the N&W Magazine about the model railroad. It was at least sort of, a semi official thing for the railroad, as they provided a number of artifacts for the place. One of special interest was a cab built at Roanoke Shops for a Class J, full size, but built for the model railroad. It was the Bussa family there, as I recall.

I'll try to pull the magazines and scan them sometime over the weekend

Ken Miller

On Dec 13, 2012, at 6:28 PM, NW Modeling List wrote:

> In going through some high school snapshots, I ran across a few photos of a rambling building in the countryside near Portsmouth.


> I encountered this facility quite by accident on a road trip across southern Ohio. A large sign across its top proclaims the building to be "Home of the Norfolk and Western Jr. Railway". Interestingly, a smaller sign near the door also announced availability of "Revolvers, Shotguns, Rifles, Ammunition" inside.


> The building was entered via the platform of a genuine N&W steel caboose. Inside was a large O-scale layout which featured a nicely modeled J and the expected assortment of articulateds with coal trains.


> Does anyone besides me remember this place? I'd be interested in any further details. (If there's an expert out there -- good fodder for an Arrow article!)


> Thanks,

> Bob Chapman

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