Norfolk & Southern Railway Historical Society

What's New (Old ChangeLog from Website Version 2.0)

December 10, 2008 - Added new information about NS Boxcars and NS Hoppers to About Us page and Modeling page.

September 17, 2008 - Updated new listing for GP-18 #2 on Equipment page. Is now DLCX 181 on Burlington Junction Ry.

July 22, 2008 - Added date of next Annual Meeting to home page, May 2nd, 2009 at Bonsal, NC with the New Hope Valley Railway. Added date for next train show at which we will have a table selling books, t-shirts, etc.

July 15, 2008 - Listed Bob & Bill's book The Original Norfolk Southern Railway 1883-1974 here on Ebay (posted July 15, 2008)

June 30, 2008 - Added Dismal Swamp Operations of Camp Manufacturing Company link to Links page.

May 20, 2008 - Added photo of PLCX 16885 covered hopper to Equipment page. Also added NS Keene Yard wooden caboose 359.

May 6, 2008 - Updated About Us page with Town of Walstonburg information. Also added information about the new NS book. Added Atlas N scale 55 ton fishbelly hopper to Modeling page. Added photos from Annual Meeting to Gallery.

April 2, 2008 - Updated existing Equipment page with new information of old steel NS cabooses on the DT&I. Also updated existing decal sets on the Modeling page. Included Annual Meeting information on main About Us page.

February 19, 2008 - Noted Volume 6, No. 2, August 2007 issue on the Newsletters index page.

January 10, 2008 - Added "The Original Norfolk Southern Railway" and the "Classic Diesels of the South" books to the NSarticles page.

January 9, 2008 - Made a few more links & photos to Preservation: Structures page for Aberdeen, Knightdale, Wilson and Virginia Beach.

December 20, 2007 - Added info about Bob & Bill's new NS book to About Us page. Added National Association of Timetable Collectors website to the Links page.

November 27, 2007 - Updated new address on NSHS hat order form in Store for THAT PLACE NSHSFlyer600dpiJJ.jpg

August 8, 2007 - Added links to Preservation: Structures page from Piedmont & Western RR Club's NC RR Station page.

June 4, 2007 - Updated the Newsletters index page with Volume 6, No. 1. Updated About Us page with Rail Days 2007 Event.

May 13, 2007 - Founder and first President of the N&SHS, Robert Reisweber passed away.

February 27, 2007 - Added information about the Morehead City Train Excursion on the About Us page.

February 14, 2007 - Made changes on About Us page to reflect new train ride boarding time (8am) and that tickets are now $25 for everyone regardless of a membership or not.

November 24, 2006 - Added Company Officers to the History page.

October 25, 2006 - Added a book to list of NSarticles page, called Edenton: An Architectural Portrait by Thomas R. Butchko. Added new Athearn NS Tank Car to the Modeling page. Added information and Ride Registration Form on the About Us page regarding the 2007 Annual Meeting and Train Ride in Aberdeen. Also added information about upcoming train shows that we will be present at to the About Us page. Added NSHS Brochure to About Us page.

October 2, 2006 - Worked on a rough timeline in the History page. Added more newsletters to the Newsletters index page.

September 26, 2006 - Added link to the Railway Mail Service Library on the Links page.

September 15, 2006 - A DNS change was made due to a large server relocation over the weekend at our host provider (Ibiblio). NSHS was down for a day.

August 30, 2006 - Newsletters were mailed out to current members.

August 11, 2006 - Added link to the Raleigh City Museum to the Links page.

August 2, 2006 - Uploaded photos to Gallery from Craig Zeni. They are of Boylan Tower in the early 1980s.

July 26, 2006 - Added photos to Gallery from the 2006 Annual Meeting in Elizabeth City, NC.

July 13, 2006 - Migrated website over to Ibiblio web hosted environment.

June 5, 2006 - Posted call for donations and railroad memorabilia for the rebuilding of the Oakboro depot. The Oakboro Historic Foundation and Town are requesting any donations that can help with the construction costs and most importantly Norfolk Southern Railroad/Railway railroad memorabilia, items, pictures that can be donated for display and use by the Museum.

May 10, 2006 - Posted newspaper article about the Havelock depot being moved. Newspaper article was submitted by a lady from Williamston, NC. Added 2 photos to Gallery submitted by P.P. Coulter, Jr. One is of Derrick NS 900 right after it was coverted to a diesel engine. The other is an aerial view of Carolina Yard in Chesapeake, VA. Also added information about Warren Calloway's Photo CDs for sale in the Store.

April 25, 2006 - Added information to the History page about the US Railroad Retirement Board for folks searching for employee records, etc...

March 10, 2006 - Updated N&SHS page about where previous annual meetings were held.

March 3, 2006 - Added photo of PLCX covered hoppers to Equipment page. Updated meeting notice on About Us page to include addresses. Added InterMountain Railway models of an HO scale Southern and N scale PLCX Grey 4750 Cubic Foot Rib-Sided 3-Bay Hopper to Modeling page.

February 15, 2006 - Added information to the About Us page about the annual meeting in Elizabeth City this year.

February 2, 2006 - Posted that the "Carolina" business car (now PGE Northern Summit) is in Squamish, BC, Canada. Posted to Equipment page. Also added new models in S scale (GCR boxcar) and N scale (Atlas gondola) to Modeling page.

January 30, 2006 - Found out that N&S 703 is still in existance up in Ontario, Canada. Added 703 info to Equipment page.

January 23, 2006 - Reorganized Equipment page to be sorted by City or Equipment and included Roger Kirkpatrick's caboose list. Added to History page the diesel engine roster.

January 20, 2006 - Changed date of annual meeting from April 8th to April 1st, 2006 on About Us page. Added N&SHS 2005 annual meeting video and hats ordering information on the Store page.

January 18, 2006 - Researched status of existing GP-18 and GP-38 engines and posted them on Equipment page.

January 11, 2006 - Added N&S 900 Derrick to Equipment page.

January 9, 2006 - Changed link on the Equipment page for the N&S caboose in Flowery Branch, GA to point to the city's webpage.

January 3, 2006 - Happy New Year! Added photo of N&S #701 70 Ton engine at Laurinburg & Southern Rwy to re-sorted by NC city Equipment page.

December 22, 2005 - Added John Walsh quad map scans to Gallery. Added web page from the ICC report on the Albemarle Sound Bridge trestle collapse on July 5th, 1957. Added ICC photos to Gallery.

December 4, 2005 - Updated About Us page. Updated Store page to include information on how to order past Newsletters from Also added information for T-shirts from Mohawk Designs. Added page from Dick Buchan of his items for sale.

October 19, 2005 - Newsletters index page for back issues of the Eastern Carolina Despatch.

October 4, 2005 - Info on About Us to the ACL & SAL HS excursion during their meeting in Hamlet.

September 29, 2005 - Uploaded slide collection from David Younts to Gallery.

September 21, 2005 - New N&S history Wikipedia link to Links page.

September 15, 2005 - A&EC caboose #309 to Preservation: Equipment page. Added A&EC link to Links page.

September 14, 2005 - Inserted additional branches on About Us (Asheboro, Beaufort, Carthage, Ellerbe, Jackson Springs, Oriental, Snow Hill, Suffolk, VA). Added new links (NCTM, Choo Choo, CLNA) to Links page.

September 11, 2005 - Added new information to the About Us regarding Society news.

September 9, 2005 - Added listing & scans of existing N&S model decals to Modeling page at the bottom.

August 31, 2005 - Added photos of models, Athearn RTR #1357, #1311 and Branchline #25634 to Modeling page.

August 28, 2005 - Replaced officers page with N&SHS Info page. Added Brief History.

August 12, 2005 - Added link to Snow Hill depot in Greene County, NC to Preservation: Structures page.

August 11, 2005 - Added photo and information about Railbus 103 to the Preservation: Equipment page.

August 2, 2005 - 3 more photos to the Gallery from Jim Bradshaw. Can you recognize anyone in the last photo?

July 26, 2005 - Added 2 more photos to the Gallery from Jim Bradshaw of his Dad, James W. Bradshaw.

July 21, 2005 - Added photo to the Gallery from Jim Bradshaw of his Dad, James W. Bradshaw on the inaugural run of NS #1 from Raleigh to Charlotte in October 1963.

July 18, 2005 - Corrected building labels on the Preservation: Structures page upon receipt of info. from a member.

June 17, 2005 - Added a few more articles (NRHS) and section for books in NSarticles page.

June 1, 2005 - Added Joe Steven's website of NS photos to Links page.

May 26, 2005 - Added Bob Spurill's document about Mackey's Ferry to History page.

May 5, 2005 - Updated road #'s for Bowser's covered hoppers (HO scale) and added picture of model on Modeling page.

April 26, 2005 - Added NMRA MER information link to About Us page. Replaced Photo page with Gallery. Gallery includes photos of the ACWR excursion, lunch & meeting. It also has photos of the N&S caboose 335 at the New Hope Valley Railway. Added SiteMap.

April 25, 2005 - Noticed today new N Scale Atlas 55T Fishbelly Hoppers. Have updated the Modeling page with the new information.

April 28, 2004 - Added text of Decision to Abandon NS segment between Mackeys & Plymouth.

April 04, 2004 - Added article about the N&S Berkshires to History page.