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Processed by: Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
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.
Special Collections purchased the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia in July 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginian Railway Company Photographs, Amonate, Virginia was completed in November 2011.
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.
The collection consists of several black and white photographs from the Virginian Railway Company. Subjects include railway tracks in the winter, workers, and equipment.
The collection is arranged by material type.
- Virginian Railway.
- Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
Tracks and Houses
Machinery and Scrap Metal
Machinery on the Tracks
Machinery by the Storage House
Workers and Machinery