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Tidewater Railway Company (1904-1907)


Historical Note

The Tidewater Railway System was built in 1904 as an intrastate highway by William Nelson Page and Henry Huttleson Rogers in order to connect the Hampton Roads area with the coal mining regions and railroads of West Virginia. In 1907, Tidewater Railway was renamed the Virginia Railway Company. Known for its success and use of modern technologies, the Virginia Railway company became known as the "Richest Little Railroad in the World." Eventually, the Virginia Railway Company merged with the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1959. Today, the lines of the Virginia Railway Company operate under Norfolk and Western's successor, Norfolk and Southern.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Norfolk & Western Financial Documents,

Identifier: Ms-2003-004

The collection contains bills and invoices from Norfolk & Western Railroad, Norfolk & Western Railway, and several subsidiaries and contracted companies.

Dates: 1882 - 1954; Majority of material found within 1884 - 1916

Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company Records

Identifier: Ms-2011-044

The collection consists of financial receipts of the Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company in the early days of the railway system.

Dates: 1905 - 1906