A Guide to the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph, [1925?] Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph Ms2009-019

A Guide to the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph, [1925?]

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-019


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-019
Title
Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph [1925?]
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Photograph of group believed to be Roanoke, Virginia employees of Norfolk & Western Railway Company.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

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.

Acquisition Information

The Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph was purchased by Special Collections in 2008.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Photograph commenced and was completed in January 2009.


Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Contents List

Folder 1
Photograph [1925?]