A Guide to the Virginian Railway Photographs, Amonate, Virginia, 1942 Virginian Railway Photographs, Amonate, Virginia Ms2011-113

Virginian Railway Photographs, Amonate, Virginia, 1942

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-113


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Processed by: Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-113
Title
Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia, 1942
Physical Characters
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Virginian Railway.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains several photographs from the Virginian Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway—a major midwestern railroad company which operated out of Norfolk, VA).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia, Ms2011-113, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections purchased the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia in July 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia was completed in November 2011.


Historical Note

Created in 1907 from the merger of two existing railroads, the Virginian Railway Company (VGN) operated as an entity until 1959, at which point it became part of the Norfolk & Western Railway. A brief history of the VGN can be found on the Norfolk and Western Historical Society website.

The Norfolk and Western Railway began as a coal hauling train known for its large capacity and economical performance. In the late 1950s, the company merged with the Virginian Railway and by 1964, after several other merger, the Norfolk and Western had become a renowned midwestern carrier. Routes ran from Norfolk, VA and Buffaloy, NY to Chicago, IL and St. Louis and Kansas City, MO. The Norfolk and Western Railway ended in 1998 when it merged with the Norfolk Southern Corporation. For more information see the Norfolk and Western Historical Society's website.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of several black and white photographs from the Virginian Railway Company. Subjects include railway tracks in the winter, workers, and equipment.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Virginian Railway.
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Railroad

Contents List

Folder 1
Photographs, 1942
  • Tracks and Houses
  • Hillside Tracks
  • Workers
  • Machinery and Scrap Metal
  • Machinery on the Tracks
  • Machinery by the Storage House
  • Workers and Machinery
Folder 1
Envelope