Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a photograph of a large group of people believed to be Roanoke, Virginia employees of Norfolk & Western Railway. An exterior view, the photo shows construction materials in the foreground, with railcars behind the group. The man seated at right foreground with his hat on the ground is believed to be L. H. Blankenship.
- Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1881-1896) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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The Norfolk & Western Railway Company was formed in 1896 from the reorganization of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, which had been forced into receivership the previous year. With corporate offices in Roanoke, Virginia, the N&W grew steadily through the twentieth century. The railway consolided with a number of other lines and became a major carrier in the East and Midwest, operating routes from Norfolk, Virginia as far west as Kansas City, Missouri. In 1982, the N&W merged with the Southern Railway to form the Norfolk Southern Corporation.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a photograph of group believed to be Roanoke, Virginia employees of Norfolk & Western Railway Company.
Source of Acquisition
The Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph was purchased by Special Collections in 2008.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph commenced and was completed in January 2009.
- Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph, [1925?]
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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