A Guide to the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records, 1880-1890 Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records Ms2012-077

Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records, 1880-1890

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-077


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Processed by: Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-077
Title
Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records, 1880-1890
Physical Characteristics
0.3 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Norfolk & Western Railroad Company.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains invoices, notes, memos, correspondence, and ticket materials pertaining to the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company from the years 1881 to 1887.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records, Ms2012-077,Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records were acquired by Special Collections prior to 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company Records was completed in December 2012.


Historical Note

The Norfolk & Western Railroad originated with the 1838 chartering of the City Point Railroad, a line between Petersburg and City Point, Virginia. The line was purchased by the South Side Railroad in 1854, which, in turn, merged with the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad and the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad, forming the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad in 1870. The AM&O fell into bankruptcy and was purchased in 1881, the new owners incorporating under the name Norfolk & Western Railroad, with a line extending from Virginia's coast to Southwest Virginia. The N&W went into receivership in 1895 and was reorganized as the Norfolk & Western Railway the following year.

Scope and Content

The collection consists mostly of invoices and purchase lists for the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company and related companies from the 1880s. In addition, there is some company correspondence and business records, as well as some ephemera (ticket stubs and luggage tags).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically and by category.

Related Material

Special Collections holds several other manuscript collections as well as books relating to the Norfolk & Western and its affiliates. Consult the Guide to Manuscript Sources for Railroad History Research and the library's catalog.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Norfolk & Western Railroad Company.
  • Subjects:

  • Railroad

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1 to 1-2
Correspondence (2 folders), 1881-1886, undated
Box-folder 1-3
Invoices and Purchase Lists, 1881
Box-folder 1-4
Invoices and Purchase Lists, 1882
Box-folder 1-5
Invoices and Purchase Lists, 1883-1885
Box-folder 1-6
Invoices and Purchase Lists, 1886
Box-folder 1-7
Pay Stubs and Employee Payment Documents
Box-folder 1-8
Ticket Stubs and Luggage Tags, 1883