A Guide to the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs, 1967-1981, n.d. Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs Ms1997-027

Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs, 1967-1981, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1997-027


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1997-027
Title
Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs, 1967-1981, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.6 cu. ft. 2 boxes
Creator
Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes approximately 360 photographs (and in some cases, photocopies of photographs) of railroad construction in Southwest Virginia. The majority of images date from 1967-1981. There is also a folder of undated images.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs, Ms1997-027, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs were purchased by Special Collections in 1997.

Processing Information

Initial processing, arrangement, and description of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs was completed in 1997. Additional description was completed in 2015.


Historical Note

The Norfolk & Western Railway was established through a reorganization of the bankrupt Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1896, the latter company itself having arisen from the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad, a successor to the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad. In order to raise capital to pay off debt, meet its payroll and other obligations, and make continued improvements to the line, the new company issued $23 million in preferred stock, $66 million in common stock, and $62.5 million gold bonds paying four percent, secured through a consolidated mortgage to the Mercantile Trust Company of New York.

Through expansion and various mergers, the N&W grew to become a major U.S. carrier, serving 14 states. The company manufactured steam locomotives at its own Roanoke Machine Works (established in Roanoke, Virginia in 1882), and among the railroad's affiliated holdings were several hotels. In 1982, the N&W combined with the Southern Railway to form Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Scope and Content

The collection includes approximately 360 photographs (and in some cases, photocopies of photographs) of railroad construction in Southwest Virginia. The majority of images date from 1967-1981. There is also a folder of undated images.

Arrangement

The photographs are organized in chronological order.

Related Material

Special Collections includes many other collections relating to railroad history in this region, as well as Norfolk & Western Railway, Norfolk & Western Railroad, and various subsidiaries. You can browse and search within a list of these collections online through Virginia Heritage.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Photographs
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Railroad

Contents List

Box-folder 2-1
July 7, 1967
Box-folder 2-2
August 1, 1967
Box-folder 2-3
September 21, 1967
Box-folder 2-4
November 3, 1967
Box-folder 2-5
May 3, 1968
Box-folder 2-6
July 27, 1968
Box-folder 2-7
April 29, 1969
Box-folder 2-8
April 30, 1969
Box-folder 2-9
August 26, 1969
Box-folder 2-10
October 12, 1978
Box-folder 1-1
December 19, 1978
Box-folder 1-2
August 6, 1979
Box-folder 1-3
December 11, 1979
Box-folder 1-4
May 1980
Box-folder 1-5
June 1980
Box-folder 1-6
July 1980
Box-folder 1-7
August 1980
Box-folder 1-8
August 3, 1980
Box-folder 1-9
August 9, 1980
Box-folder 1-10
November-December 1980
Box-folder 1-11
February 1981
Box-folder 1-12
April 13, 1981
Box-folder 1-13
April 15-May 19, 1981
Box-folder 1-14
April 28, 1981
Box-folder 1-15
May 6, 1981
Box-folder 1-6
Undated photographs