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Norfolk and Western Railroad Records

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Norfolk and Western Railroad Records, 1881-1979 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Norfolk and Western Railroad Records, 1881-1979Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

Extent: 10.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

Arranged by series as follows:

Series 1: History

Series 2: Annual reports

Series 3: Rules and By-laws

Series 4: Legal documents

Series 5: Subject files

Subjects: Clark, Clarence H., Norfolk and Western Railway Company., Railroads -- Virginia., Railroads -- West Virginia.

Languages: English

Abstract

Chartered in 1881, the Norfolk and Western Railroad was created and organized when Clarence H. Clark and his associates purchased the property and franchises belonging to the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Company.  The combined length owned by Clark and associates, after the rights had been bought in a public sale, was just over 400 miles.  By the year 1900 another 1,100 miles had been added including a branch as far north as Columbus, Ohio.  Growth was limited for the railroad until after the close of World War II.  In 1959 Norfolk and Western acquired another 600 miles of track, used primarily for coal transport, from the then defunct Virginia Railway.

In 1964 N&W added another 2,100 miles to its already large network of tracks by buying up the franchise rights of the Nickel Plate Railroad.  Finally, six years later in 1970 N&W took over full control of the Wabash Railroad which added yet another 2,400 miles.  This stretched its lines to over 7,600 miles and included such cities as Norfolk, Buffalo and Detroit, and as far west as Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City.  By 1970 the Norfolk and Western Railway Company had assets totaling over two billion dollars.  Although it had much mileage in both Virginia and West Virginia more than two thirds of N&W track lay north and west of the Ohio River.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This is a collection of Norfolk and Western Railroad Company business records and papers including agreements, annual fiscal reports, annual reports, annual reports to shareholders, articles of consolidation and merger, bills of sale, bonds, certificates, contracts, deeds, deeds of assignment, deeds of contracts and lease, deeds of conveyance, deeds of release, deeds of trust or mortgage, indentures, leases, lawsuits, petitions, plan of organization, power of attorney, releases, rule and by-law booklets, and subject files. All records, including the legal documents, are printed copies which would have been available to stockholders and regulatory agencies.

Subject/Index Terms

Clark, Clarence H.
Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
Railroads -- Virginia.
Railroads -- West Virginia.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions placed on this collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification/Folder/Box], Norfolk and Western Railroad Company Records, Collection, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0063 SAA 063


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: History],
[Series 2: Annual Reports],
[Series 3: Rules and By-Laws],
[Series 4: Legal Documents],
[Series 5: Subject Files],
[All]

Series 4: Legal DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Includes:  Agreements, Bonds, Deeds, Indentures, Leases, Lawsuits, Plan of Organization, Power of Attorney and Releases.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Agreements, 1883-1909Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Agreements, 1910-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Agreements, 1918, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Agreements-supplemental, 1907-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles of Consolidation and Merger, 1889, 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bill of Sale, 1901, ndAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bonds, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Certificates, 1896-1904Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Contracts, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Deeds, 1881-1898Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Deeds, 1902-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Deeds, 1916-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Deeds, ndAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Deeds of Assignment, 1897-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Deeds, Contract and Lease, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Deeds of Conveyance, 1890-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Deeds of Release, 1897-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Deeds of Trust or Mortgage, 1883-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Indentures, 1888-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Leases, 1896-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lawsuits, (nd)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Mortgages, 1881-1904Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Petitions, 1907-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Plan of Organization, 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Power of Attorney, 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Releases, 1897Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: History],
[Series 2: Annual Reports],
[Series 3: Rules and By-Laws],
[Series 4: Legal Documents],
[Series 5: Subject Files],
[All]


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