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Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-017

Scope and Content

Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster, September 1, 1978, contains one bound roster of steam locomotive used by Norfolk & Western Railroad and Norfolk & Western Railway from 1881 through 1961. The roster lists information about the locomotive engines and their final dispositions. The roster also contains a copy of a letter from the author explaining some of the abbreviations used within the roster.

Dates

  • September 1, 1978

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Historical Note

Norfolk & Western Railway started in 1881 and operated until 1997 when it merged with Southern Railway to become Norfolk Southern Railway. Norfolk & Western was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains roster information of steam powered locomotives used by Norfolk & Western Railway written by Arthur S. Bixby, Sr. in 1978. The roster gives a brief overview of the history of Norfolk & Western Railroad and Norfolk & Western Railway. The steam locomotive information begins in 1881 and continues to 1961 with the phasing out of steam driven locomotives. Collection contains a letter from the author explaining the abbreviations used throughout the roster.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Acquisition Information

Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster was donated to Special Collections in 1986.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster was completed in June 2015.

Creator

Title
A Guide to Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster, September 1, 1978
Status
Completed
Author
Ryan Mair
Date
© 2015 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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