A Guide to the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing, 1920 Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing Ms2009-039

A Guide to the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing, 1920

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-039


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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
Ms2009-039
Title
Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing 1920
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
As-built drawing for a railroad spur line to the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company's No. 3 Mine, located on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Pine Creek Branch (New River District).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Raleigh Coal & Coal Company Rail Spur Drawing must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing, Ms2009-039 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing was purchased by Special Collections in 2009. The document had been part of a larger group of railroad-related materials compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer (see "separated material" section).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing commenced and was completed in March 2009.


Historical Information

The Raleigh Coal & Coke Company operated in West Virginia during the early twentieth century, establishing a mine and camp at Raleigh (Raleigh County) in 1909. The company marketed its coal under the trade name "Black Knight Coal." Raleigh Coal & Coke ceased operations in 1950.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an as-built drawing for a railroad spur line to the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company's Number 3 Mine. The spur was located on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Piney Creek Branch (New River District). The drawing (number X-1614) contains the original plan, executed in 1918, as well as the as-built revisions of 1920.

Related Material

Separated Material

The Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing was acquired as part of a larger collection of railway-related material that had been compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer. In the course of processing, the drawing was removed to a separate collection. The acquisition of which this drawing was a part also included:

Chapman J. French Papers (Ms2009-034)
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates (Ms2009-035)
New River Mineral Company Stock Certificate (Ms2009-036)
Norfolk & Western Railway and Associated Companies Collection (Ms2009-037)
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Receipts (Ms2009-038)
Reed Island Iron Company Receipts (Ms2009-040)
Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet (Ms2009-041)
Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate (Ms2009-042)
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railroad Annual Report (Ms2009-043)
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway Annual Report (Ms2009-044)
Thomas Wood and Company Freight Records (Ms2009-045)
Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Receipts (Ms2009-046)


Contents List

Folder 1
Drawing 1920