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Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-113

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.

Dates

  • 1942

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections purchased the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia in July 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia was completed in November 2011.

Creator

Title
Virginian Railway Photographs, Amonite, Virginia, 1942
Status
Completed
Author
Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
Date
© 2011 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308