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us: Norfolk and Western Railway Company


  • [Incorporated September 4, 1896; successor to the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company; the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company merged into Norfolk and Western on Oct. 16, 1964.]

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    • us: N & W
    • us: N & W Railway
    • us: Norfolk & Western
    • us: Norfolk & Western Ry. Co.
    • us: Norfolk and Western
    • us: Norfolk and Western Railway
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  • Sources

    • found: Poor's manual, 1922 (On Sept. 4, 1896 the Norfolk and Western Railway Company was organized as a successor to the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company, sold under foreclosure)
    • found: Davis, B. Road of the innovators, c1985: CIP pref. (on 6/1/82, Southern Railway combined with Norfolk and Western Railway under banner of Norfolk Southern Corporation)
    • found: Warden, W.E. N & W, A and J, c1987: t.p. (Norfolk & Western) cover (Norfolk and Western; Norfolk and Western Railway; N & W Railway)
    • found: Hirsimaki, E.E. The Nickel Plate years, c1989: p. 6, etc. (New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad; on Oct. 16, 1964 absorbed via merger by the N & W [Norfolk and Western Railway Company])
    • found: NUCMC data from Va. Poly. Inst. and St. Univ. Libr. for Big Sandy, East Lynn, and Guyan Railroad Company. Records, 1902-1911 (Big Sandy, East Lynn, and Guyan Railroad Company controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway after 1908)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Blackstone and Lunenburg Railroad Company. Records, 1905-1911 (Blackstone and Lunenburg Railroad Company controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway after 1910)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI for Kenova and Big Sandy Railroad Company. Records, 1902-1912 (Kenova and Big Sandy Railroad Company controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway Company)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Lynchburg Beltline and Connecting Railway Company. Records, 1907-1912 (Lynchburg Beltline and Connecting Railway Company controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway Company after 1910)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Company. Records, 1938-1964 (Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Company leased by Norfolk and Western Railway Company in 1964, and merged in the Norfolk and Western's Pennsylvania Divisioin by the 1970s)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Pocahontas and Western Railroad Company. Records, 1904-1912 (Pocahontas and Western Railroad Company; controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway after 1910; dissolved in 1912)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Pocahontas Coal and Coke Company. Records, 1927-1939 (Pocahontas Coal and Coke Company controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Radford Southern Railroad and Mining Company. Records, 1899-1911 (Radford Southern Railroad and Mining Company controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway Company after 1903)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Tug River and Kentucky Railroad Company. Records, 1914-1936 (Tug River and Kentucky Railroad Company absorbed by Norfolk and Western Railway Company in 1936)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Williamson and Pond Creek Railroad Company. Records, 1912-1936 (Williamson and Pond Creek Railroad Company leased by Norfolk and Western Railway Company in 1920)
    • found: NUCMC data from VPI Libr. for Iaeger and Southern Railway Company. Records, 1898-1912 (Iaeger and Southern Railway Company controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway Company after 1906)
    • found: Moody's transp. manual, 1996: p. 90 (Norfolk and Western Railway Co., acquisition: on 12-31-1991 Norfolk Southern Corp., the parent company, transferred its investment in its other major railroad subsidiary, Norfolk and Western Railway Company, to Norfolk Southern Railway Company ... making the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company a majority owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company)
    • found: The relations of the railways and the public, 1915: (Norfolk & Western Ry. Co.)
  • General Notes

    • [Incorporated September 4, 1896; successor to the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company; the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company merged into Norfolk and Western on Oct. 16, 1964.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1983-03-28: new
    • 2013-06-20: revised
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