Linking North and South Volume 2, Issue 2 (Spring 2006)
Volume 2, Issue 2, (Spring 2006) is the first issue to feature an article written for us by William E. Griffin, Jr., on the RF&P’s transition from steam to diesel. The article includes copies of several Freight Train and Tonnage Reports from 1949 and 1950. Bill has also included some photos from his collection that show the railroad at work.
Wayne Kendrick has dug deep into his photo archive to provide us with some great shots of trains passing through the Alexandria VA area.
Andy Sentipal writes about the china that the RF&P used in their dining cars and provides pictures of several pieces.
Andrew Morris describes a computer software program that can be used to simulate train operation on several sections of the RF&P. The article provides an overview of how the system can be used to incorporate changes in lighting and weather conditions to increase the realism.
Craig Harrison, our resident modeling editor, shares his knowledge of passenger car models and how the various offerings from the manufacturers have changed over time.
Also included in this issue is the second installment of Robert Puryear’s description of his experience in the steam locomotive cab titled “Riding Through Virginia on the Old Iron Horse” and describes the ride between Arkendale and Hamilton’s Crossing. As before, we have supplemented the original article with several pictures to help illustrate the area being described in the text.