Norfolk and Western Railway Stations and Depots

Norfolk and Western Railway Stations and Depots

Ultimately , the Shenandoah Valley Railroad was acquired by the N & W , becoming its Shenandoah Division , and the N ... Striplin's The Norfolk and Western : A History , and from the Web site of the Railroad Station Historical Society ...

Author: C. Nelson Harris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738566691

Category: History

Page: 127

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The tracks of the Norfolk and Western Railway snaked through Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and the coalfields of West Virginia. For nearly 100 years, the Norfolk and Western brought freight, passengers, and economic vitality to large cities and rural mining towns. At each stop was the depot or station; some stations were large, architecturally ornate structures that represented the muscular energy and romantic era of this great steam railway with its famed J-class engines. In other places there were small wooden depots that depicted the hard-scrabble life of the mining communities, tucked amid steep mountain valleys that were indelibly shaped by the railway's presence. Today some of those structures remain, while many disappeared when the railway ceased passenger or other service. The Norfolk and Western eventually merged with the Southern Railway, and though the trains of the Norfolk Southern still run along those same lines, they simply pass by where they used to stop many years ago.
Categories: History

Norfolk and Western Railway

Norfolk and Western Railway

( VMT Inc. , Archival Collections . ) T 500 NORFOLK WESTERN The shop gang of the Portsmouth ( Ohio ) Shop pose in front of Engine No. 600. The N & W in 1901 purchased the former Cincinnati , Portsmouth , and Virginia Railroad for $ 2.5 ...

Author: Nelson Harris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738515272

Category: History

Page: 128

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For a century, the Norfolk and Western Railway operated as one of the greatest transportation companies in the southeastern United States. From developing the coal fields of West Virginia to accommodating passengers aboard its famous Powhaten Arrow and Pocahontas lines, the N&W was the last major railroad to abandon the steam engine. The story of the N&W is a story about people-a story of the tens of thousands of people who worked in the shops and aboard the trains, sold the tickets and moved the freight, laid the track and managed corporate affairs. Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway celebrates that heritage through the lens of some 200 archival photographs. From images of the muscular Class J steam locomotive to the lone agent of the rural depot, these photographs have been harvested from the N&W's files at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The archival material provides the reader the rare opportunity to rummage through the N&W's attic. See the engine crews at the turn of the last century, the shop gangs, freight agents, roundhouses, stations, and iron horses of a bygone age. With views of the rugged and, at times, dangerous days of railroading in the late 1800s to the rise of the N&W as a member of America's corporate elite, these pictures convey the railway's storied history.
Categories: History

Norfolk and Western Railway Stations and Depots

Norfolk and Western Railway Stations and Depots

The tracks of the Norfolk and Western Railway snaked through Virginias Shenandoah Valley and the coalfields of West Virginia.

Author: C. Nelson Harris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439637760

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 600

The tracks of the Norfolk and Western Railway snaked through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the coalfields of West Virginia. For nearly 100 years, the Norfolk and Western brought freight, passengers, and economic vitality to large cities and rural mining towns. At each stop was the depot or station; some stations were large, architecturally ornate structures that represented the muscular energy and romantic era of this great steam railway with its famed J-class engines. In other places there were small wooden depots that depicted the hard-scrabble life of the mining communities, tucked amid steep mountain valleys that were indelibly shaped by the railway’s presence. Today some of those structures remain, while many disappeared when the railway ceased passenger or other service. The Norfolk and Western eventually merged with the Southern Railway, and though the trains of the Norfolk Southern still run along those same lines, they simply pass by where they used to stop many years ago.
Categories: Transportation

Roanoke Locomotive Shops and the Norfolk Western Railroad

Roanoke Locomotive Shops and the Norfolk   Western Railroad

This book takes a look into its history, particularly at production during that exciting and enchanting era of the steam locomotive.

Author: Wayne McKinney

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439644911

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 628

Roanoke Shops has been an indispensable part of the Roanoke Valley and the “Magic City” for more than 125 years. Founded in 1881 as an independent company, Roanoke Machine Works built new locomotives and cars for the Shenandoah Valley and Norfolk & Western Railroads. Situated between the picturesque Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains, the facility caused an economic boom in the nearby village of Big Lick and the surrounding area. By 1891, Big Lick had become Roanoke and had emerged as one of the most important economic centers in the New South. Today, Roanoke Shops employs skilled craftsmen who provide the highest-quality overhauls and repairs to diesel locomotives. This book takes a look into its history, particularly at production during that exciting and enchanting era of the steam locomotive.
Categories: Transportation

Norfolk and Western Railway

Norfolk and Western Railway

Author: Norfolk and Western Railroad Company

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:61834339

Category: Railroads

Page: 23

View: 255

Categories: Railroads

Norfolk and Western Railway

Norfolk and Western Railway

Includes 15 postcards of historical scenes of the Norfolk and Western Railway.

Author: Nelson Harris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073856852X

Category: History

Page: 15

View: 968

Includes 15 postcards of historical scenes of the Norfolk and Western Railway.
Categories: History

Awards Third Division National Railroad Adjustment Board

Awards     Third Division  National Railroad Adjustment Board

17441 TE - 15888 T.C.U. - Norfolk and Western Railway Company ( Lake Region ) 17442 TE - 15913 T.C.U. - Norfolk and Western Railway Company ( Lake Region ) 17443 TE - 16286 T.C.U.- Norfolk and Western Railway Company ( Lake Region ) ...

Author: United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063113091

Category: Arbitration, Industrial

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Categories: Arbitration, Industrial

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports

251471 NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY SECURITIES Decided June 27 , 1968 1. In Finance Docket No. 25147 , authority granted to Norfolk and Western Railway Company to issue ( a ) not exceeding 412,627 shares of its common stock of the ...

Author: United States. Interstate Commerce Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038632959

Category: Interstate commerce

Page:

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Categories: Interstate commerce

Bulletin

Bulletin

2 Kingston , Norfolk and Western Railway station ; top of rail ... Kingston , 0.75 mile north of , in top of southwest corner of a stone - arch bridge across a branch on Norfolk and Western Railway ; aluminum tablet .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822016441214

Category: Geology

Page:

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Categories: Geology

Norfolk Western Railway Images

Norfolk   Western Railway Images

The story of the N&W is a story about people-a story of the tens of thousands of people who worked in the shops and aboard the trains, sold the tickets and moved the freight, laid the track and managed corporate affairs.This book celebrates ...

Author: Brooks Niez

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798538807000

Category:

Page: 196

View: 799

The Norfolk and Western Railway, commonly called the N&W, was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. It was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, for most of its existence. The Norfolk & Western Railway was a unique operation of modest proportions that achieved recognition beyond contemporary railroads of similar size. The story of the N&W is a story about people-a story of the tens of thousands of people who worked in the shops and aboard the trains, sold the tickets and moved the freight, laid the track and managed corporate affairs.This book celebrates that heritage through the lens of some 200 archival photographs. From images of the muscular Class J steam locomotive to the lone agent of the rural depot, these photographs have been harvested from the N&W's files at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The archival material provides the reader the rare opportunity to rummage through the N&W's attic. See the engine crews at the turn of the last century, the shop gangs, freight agents, roundhouses, stations, and iron horses of a bygone age. With views of the rugged and, at times, dangerous days of railroading in the late 1800s to the rise of the N&W as a member of America's corporate elite, these pictures convey the railway's storied history.
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