A Collection in
Collection Number Ms2009-019
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
P.O. Box 90001
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
Phone: (540) 231-6308
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff
2009 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph, Ms2009-019 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph was purchased by Special Collections in 2008.
The processing and description of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph commenced and was completed in January 2009.
The Norfolk & Western Railway Company was formed in 1896 from the reorganization of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, which had been forced into receivership the previous year. With corporate offices in Roanoke, Virginia, the N&W grew steadily through the twentieth century. The railway consolided with a number of other lines and became a major carrier in the East and Midwest, operating routes from Norfolk, Virginia as far west as Kansas City, Missouri. In 1982, the N&W merged with the Southern Railway to form the Norfolk Southern Corporation.
This collection consists of a photograph of a large group of people believed to be Roanoke, Virginia employees of Norfolk & Western Railway. An exterior view, the photo shows construction materials in the foreground, with railcars behind the group. The man seated at right foreground with his hat on the ground is believed to be L. H. Blankenship.