A Guide to the Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster, September 1, 1978 Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster Ms2015-017

A Guide to the Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster, September 1, 1978

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-017


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Processed by: Ryan Mair, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-017
Title
Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster, September 1, 1978
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft.; 1 folder
Creator
Bixby, Arthur S., Sr.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains roster information of steam powered locomotives used by Norfolk & Western Railway written by Arthur S. Bixby, Sr. in 1978. The roster gives a brief overview of the history of Norfolk & Western Railroad and Norfolk & Western Railway. The steam locomotive information begins in 1881 and continues to 1961 with the phasing out of steam driven locomotives. Collection contains a letter from the author explaining the abbreviations used throughout the roster.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster, Ms2015-017, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster was donated to Special Collections in 1986.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster was completed in June 2015.

Historical Note

Norfolk & Western Railway started in 1881 and operated until 1997 when it merged with Southern Railway to become Norfolk Southern Railway. Norfolk & Western was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Locomotive Roster, September 1, 1978, contains one bound roster of steam locomotive used by Norfolk & Western Railroad and Norfolk & Wester Railway from 1881 through 1961. The roster lists information about the locomotive engines and their final dispositions. The roster also contains a copy of a letter from the author explaining some of the abbreviations used within the roster.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Railroad

Contents List

Folder 1
Document, 1881-1961