Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records,
Scope and Content
The collection consists mostly of invoices and purchase lists for the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company and related companies from the 1880s. In addition, there is some company correspondence and business records, as well as some ephemera (ticket stubs and luggage tags).
- 1880 - 1890
- Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1881-1896) (Organization)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
The Norfolk & Western Railroad originated with the 1838 chartering of the City Point Railroad, a line between Petersburg and City Point, Virginia. The line was purchased by the South Side Railroad in 1854, which, in turn, merged with the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad and the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad, forming the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad in 1870. The AM&O fell into bankruptcy and was purchased in 1881, the new owners incorporating under the name Norfolk and Western Railroad, with a line extending from Virginia's coast to Southwest Virginia. The N&W went into receivership in 1895 and was reorganized as the Norfolk & Western Railway the following year.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
This collection contains invoices, notes, memos, correspondence, and ticket materials pertaining to the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company from the years 1881 to 1887.
This collection is arranged alphabetically and by category.
The Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records were acquired by Special Collections prior to 2009.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records was completed in December 2012.
- Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records, 1880-1890
- Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2012 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
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Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository
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