Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015     Views: 22

Historical records of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company and the Southern Railway Company were deposited in the University Libraries' Special Collections while NS retained ownership of the materials but were returned to Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS), which is consolidating its historical materials into a corporate archive in Atlanta in 2005.

Virginia Tech's Special Collections will continue to be a significant source of railroad history through the more-than-200 cu. ft. of business records and drawings, photographs, personal papers and publications relating to various regional railroads from the 1840s to the 1980s acquired through other donations and purchases. More than 12,000 scanned images from NS and other sources will continue to be available through the VT ImageBase, one of our most popular online resources.

We are updating our web pages to reflect our resources currently available for railroad history and directing inquiries to the contact person at with questions about materials now in the NS corporate archive.

More detailed information about the records we have retained.

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