Re: N&W Stewart hopper ?
Thanks Ben and Garth for the information. I ordered the back issue.
--- In STMFC@..., "Garth G. Groff" <ggg9y@...> wrote:
all were). A few were still rolling with their original paint in1982
when I first moved to Virignia. A few even lasted into the earlyNS era.
Of course, that is well past our time frame. F.C. would be betterto buy
a few Athearn cars lettered for Virginian and mix them with hisN&W stock.
they55 ton hoppers. I like them because they are short and I think
prototypical?"make the train look longer when it goes by. Are they
N&Wthe N&W cars. The Stewart/Bowser fishbelly twin is a model of a
Two:Class HL, including grabs instead of ladders and different end
BackHL's and H-9's" in the October 2005 issue of Mainline Modeler.
athernissues are still available from the publisher at
was[sic] blue box version is close."
Athearnwritten for a much more forgiving era of model railroading and
Virginiantwin most closely match were NOT originally N&W cars, but were
aClass H-8, these became N&W Class H-28. The Athearn car is NOT
match for any of the N&W fishbelly twins.