Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company Records
Scope and Content
The collection consists of financial records of the Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company in the early days of the railway system. The bulk of the collection is made up of expense reports, bills, receipts, and vouchers for the railway employees. The bulk of the material dates from August and September 1905.
- 1905 - 1906
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
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.
1.3 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of financial receipts of the Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company in the early days of the railway system.
The collection is arranged in its original, semi-chronological, order.
The collection was purchased by Special Collection in 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company Records was completed in May 2011.
- A Guide to the Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company Records, 1905-1906
- A Collection in Special Collections
- Kimberly Staub
- © 2011 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
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- Script of description
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