A Register of the Roanoke Railway and Electric Company Photo Album c.1909 Roanoke Railway and Electric Company Photo Album, c.1909 Ms2003-002

Register of the Roanoke Railway and Electric Company Photo Album c.1909

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2003-002


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms2003-002
Title
Roanoke Railway and Electric Company Photo Album c.1909
Physical Characteristics
1 photo album (9x12 in.)
Collector
Donor
Language
English
Abstract
A photo album featuring images of the Roanoke Railway and Electric Company buildings and lines, as well as scenic views in the Roanoke area.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Roanoke Railway and Electric Company Photo Album must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Roanoke Railway and Electric Company Photo Album, Ms2003-002 - Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Alternative Form

The Special Collections Imagebasecontains digital images of the album's contents.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Roanoke Railway and Electric Company, founded around 1901, succeeded the Roanoke Street Railway Company. An affiliate of the Lynchburg Traction and Light Company, the RR&E operated a trolley line and provided electricity in the Roanoke area. The company's trolley line was abandoned in 1948.

Scope and Content Information

The Roanoke Railway and Electric Company Photo Album is a single item. Titled "Roanoke Railway and Electric Co. and Roanoke, Virginia," the album contains 42 images of the company's buildings and tracks, as well as other scenic views in the Roanoke area (including Mountain Park and a bird's-eye view of the city). Most of the images are undated, but a few are dated from 1907 to 1909.

Contents List

Box 1
Photo album c.1909