A Guide to the Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection, 1927-1987 Fish, Floyd H. Railroad Collection Ms2013-006

Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection, 1927-1987

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-006


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-006
Title
Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection, 1927-1987
Physical Characteristics
0.4 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Fish, Floyd Hamilton, Jr.
Language
English
Abstract
The Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection contains articles, magazines, and newspaper clippings involving the railroad industry in the 20th century. The collection also includes books, cataloged for the Special Collections Rare Book Collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection, Ms2013-006, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection was completed in February 2013.


Historical Note

The Norfolk and Western Railway, appearing many times in the collection, was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia from 1838 until 1982. The result of over 200 railroad mergers, the Norfolk and Western Railway ran from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and up to the Great Lakes.

Scope and Content

The Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection contains materials relating to the railroad industry in the 20th century. Included in the collection are numerous magazines and newspaper clippings, as well as postcards, photographs, pamphlets, and a set of train-themed card decks from Norfolk & Western. The collection also originally contained a number of railway-related books which have been separately cataloged.

Related Material

Separated Material

The following books were removed and cataloged for the Special Collections Rare Book Collection:

Steel, Ernest. Model Mechanical Engineering. 1959.
Droege, John A. Passenger Terminals and Trains. 1971.
Annual Report of the Engineer & Surveyor of the State of New York for 1873. 1874.
Helmer, William F. O. & W: The Long Life and Slow Death of the New York, Ontario, & Western Ry. 1959.
Feitz, Leland. Ghost Towns of the Cripple Creek District. 1974.
Beckman, Martin; McGuire, C.B.; Winsten, Christopher B. Studies in the Economics of Transportation. 1956.
Gross, Joseph. Railroads of North America. 1986.
Reid, H. The Virginian Railway. 1961.
Moedinger, William M. The Road to Paradise. 1983.
Lake, C.S. & Reidinger, A. Locomotive Valves & Valve Gears. 1951.
Erwood, P.M.E. The Railway Enthusiast's Guide. 1960.
Mitchell. E.T. Steam Powered Passenger Trains of Yesteryear. Vol. 1. undated.
Bixler, Herbert E. Railroads: Their Rise and Fall. 1982.
State Engineering Report on Railroads in 1874. 1875.
Van Metre, T.W. Trains, Tracks and Travel. 1939.
Hadfield, Charles. Atmospheric Railways: A Victorian Venture in Silent Speed. 1967.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Railroad

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
"Current Science" Articles, 1927
Box-folder 1-2
Publications, 1933-1958
Scope and Content

This folder includes single issues of magazines and other periodicals, reports, and ephemeral books, arranged chronologically.

Box-folder 1-3
Publications, 1964-1986
Scope and Content

This folder includes single issues of magazines and other periodicals, reports, and ephemeral books, arranged chronologically.

Box-folder 1-4
Newspaper Clippings.
Box-folder 1-5
Artifacts and ephemera.
Box-folder 1-6
Photographs and postcards.