Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia,
Scope and Content
The collection consists of several black and white photographs from the Virginian Railway Company. Subjects include railway tracks in the winter, workers, and equipment.
- Virginian Railway (Organization)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Created in 1907 from the merger of two existing railroads, the Virginian Railway Company (VGN) operated as an entity until 1959, at which point it became part of the Norfolk & Western Railway. A brief history of the VGN can be found on the Norfolk and Western Historical Society website.
The Norfolk and Western Railway began as a coal hauling train known for its large capacity and economical performance. In the late 1950s, the company merged with the Virginian Railway and by 1964, after several other merger, the Norfolk and Western had become a renowned midwestern carrier. Routes ran from Norfolk, VA and Buffaloy, NY to Chicago, IL and St. Louis and Kansas City, MO. The Norfolk and Western Railway ended in 1998 when it merged with the Norfolk Southern Corporation. For more information see the Norfolk and Western Historical Society's website.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection contains several photographs from the Virginian Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway—a major midwestern railroad company which operated out of Norfolk, VA).
The collection is arranged by material type.
Special Collections purchased the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia in July 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia was completed in November 2011.
- Virginian Railway Photographs, Amonite, Virginia, 1942
- Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2011 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
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