Virginian Railway Company, Amonate, Virginia, Photographs
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)
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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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)
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.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in July 2011.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Virginian Railway Company, Amonate, Virginia, Photographs by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-lwork/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginian Railway Company, Amonate, Virginia, Photographs was completed in November 2011.
- Virginian Railway Company, Amonate, Virginia, Photographs, 1942
- Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
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