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ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1860-64. Ran from Selma to York, Alabama (78 miles). Incorporated in Alabama (1850) to build a railroad between Montgomery and the Mississippi state line. Construction began in 1852 at Selma; railroad completed to York by 1864. Charter amended in 1864 to change the name of the railroad to the Selma and Meridian Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1860-64, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-002.
ALABAMA GREAT SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-1932. Ran from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Meridian, Mississippi (291 miles). Reorganized in 1877 from the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad Company; immediately after reorganization, its entire stock was transferred to the Alabama Great Southern Railway Company, Ltd., a British company. Controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company (1890), then by the Southern Railway Company (1895). Records include correspondence, contracts, licenses, construction and lease agreements (1877-1932, 1.0 cu. ft.); annual reports and other materials. Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-003.
AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-89. Chartered in Virginia in 1881 to construct, equip, and repair internal improvements in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-88, 2 vols.); promissory notes, contracts, etc. (1881-89, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-004.
AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY / BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. ILLUSTRATIONS, ca. 1900. 312 illustrations. Illustrations of locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company and the Baldwin Locomotive Works for various railroads, taken from company catalogs, individually mounted on linen pages. Ms98-003.
ANN ARBOR RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1963. 6 vols. Ran from Toledo, Ohio, to Frankfort, Michigan. Reorganized in 1895 from the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway Company. Records include director's minutes (1932-63, 3 vols.) with an index (1942-60, 1 vol.) and annual reports (1898-1925, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-071.
ANNISTON WAREHOUSE AND COMPRESS COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-1905. Incorporated in Alabama in 1887 for the purpose of compressing and warehousing cotton. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-1905, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-005.
ARKANSAS CITY AND GRENADA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1872-73. Incorporated in Mississippi in 1872 to connect the Mississippi Central Railroad at Grenada, Mississippi, with the Mississippi River at Arkansas City, Arkansas. Name changed in 1873 to the Greenville, Columbus and Birmingham Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1872-73, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-006.
ASHEVILLE AND CRAGGY MOUNTAIN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1890-1941. Chartered in North Carolina in 1889 for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Asheville northeast to Craggy Mountain, North Carolina. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1890-1941, 2 vols.); contracts, etc. (1905, 0.1 cu. ft.); annual reports (1924-41). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-007.
ASHEVILLE AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1905-39. Incorporated in North Carolina in 1905 for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Asheville northeastward to the Tennessee state line. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1905-39, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-008.
ASHEVILLE AND SPARTANBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-1902. Ran from Biltmore, North Carolina, to Alston, South Carolina (134 miles). Reorganized in South Carolina (1881) from the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad Company. Operated as part of the Richmond and Danville system (1881-94) and controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1895. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-1902, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-009.
ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIR-LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-1913. Ran from Atlanta, Georgia, to Charlotte, North Carolina (268 miles). Reorganized in 1877 from the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway Company; perpetually leased by the Richmond and Danville Railroad (1881-94); controlled by the Southern Railway Company (1895). Records include letter books (1877-1913, 4 vols.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1877-86, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-010.
ATLANTA AND RICHMOND AIR-LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1870-77. Formed in 1870 by the consolidation of the Georgia Air-Line Railroad Company with the Air-Line Railroad Company in South Carolina; controlled by the Richmond and Danville Railroad. Opened from Atlanta, Georgia, to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1873. Sold in 1877 and reorganized as the Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railway Company. Records include correspondence, right-of-way deeds, etc. (1870-77, 0.3 cu. ft.); annual reports (1871-74). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-011.
ATLANTA COMPRESS COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1908. Chartered in Georgia in 1898; controlled by Southern Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1908, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-012.
ATLANTIC AND FRENCH BROAD VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-82. Created in South Carolina (1878) through an act that changed the name of the Belton, Williamston, and Easley Railroad Company, which had been chartered in 1878 to connect Belton and Easley, South Carolina. Consolidated with the Edgefield, Trenton and Aiken Railroad Company in 1882 to form the French Broad and Atlantic Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-82, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-013.
ATLANTIC, MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1870-82. Ran from Norfolk, Virginia, to Bristol, Tennessee (408 miles). Incorporated in Virginia in 1870 for the purpose of consolidating the Norfolk and Petersburg, the Southside, the Virginia and Tennessee, and the Virginia and Kentucky railroads. Sold in 1881 and reorganized as the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1870-76, 2 vols.); stock ledger (1 vol.); financial journals (1871-76, 5 vols.); cash book (1874-76, 1 vol.); side ledgers (1871-76, 7 vols.); bills payable (1871-76, 1 vol.); unpaid wages (1873-81, 1 vol.); copies of documents dealing with the sale of the A, M and O (1881-82, 1 vol.); subject files and contracts (1871-81, 0.5 cu. ft.); annual reports and other printed materials (1871-80). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-001.
ATLANTIC, VALDOSTA, AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1897-1902. Chartered in Georgia in 1897 to connect Valdosta, Georgia, with Jacksonville, Florida. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1897-1902, 1 vol.); executive committee minutes (1901-02, 1 vol.); leases, contracts, etc. (1899-1902, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-014.
ATTICA, COVINGTON AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-86. 1 vol. Ran from Covington to Attica, Indiana. Established in 1879; formerly the Wabash and Erie Canal Railroad. Leased by the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway Company from 1881 to 1886. Records consist of stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-072.
AUGUSTA, GIBSON, AND SANDERSVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1883-92. Incorporated in Georgia in 1884 for the purpose of building a line from Augusta to Sandersville. Opened on a narrow-gauge track in 1886. Sold in 1893 and reorganized as the Augusta Southern Railroad Company the same year. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1883-92, 1 vol.); contracts (1887-91, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-015.
AUGUSTA SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1892-1917. Ran from Augusta to Tennille, Georgia (83 miles). Reorganized in 1893 from the Augusta, Gibson, and Sandersville Railroad Company; consolidated in 1894 with the Sandersville and Tennille Railroad. Leased to the South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Company (1897) and operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1897. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1892-1917, 2 vols.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1897-1917, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-016.
BALTIMORE, CHESAPEAKE, AND RICHMOND STEAMBOAT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1874-1900. Incorporated in Maryland (1873) for the purpose of connecting West Point and Baltimore by steamer line; controlled by the Richmond, York River, and Chesapeake Railroad Company (1874-81) and part of the Richmond and Danville Railroad system (1881-94). Controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1874-1900, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-017.
BARKER AND CLARKS GAP RAILROAD. RECORDS, 1907-21. Incorporated in West Virginia in 1907 for the purpose of connecting Clarks Gap, West Virginia, with a point on the Guyandot River near the mouth of Barker Creek, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1907-21, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-002.
BELLEVILLE, CENTRALIA AND EASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1889. Chartered in Illinois in 1889 to connect the Louisville, Evansville, and St. Louis Railroad Company in Mt. Vernon with the Illinois and St. Louis Railroad Company at Belleville. Consolidated the same year with the Louisville, Evansville, and St. Louis Railroad and several other railroads to form the Louisville, Evansville, and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1889, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, right-of-way deeds, bylaws (1889, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-018.
BELT RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-99. Incorporated in North Carolina (1891). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1891-99, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-003.
BELT RAILWAY COMPANY OF CHATTANOOGA. RECORDS, 1895-1946. Ran in and around the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee (45 miles). Reorganized in 1895 from the Union Railway Company and the Chattanooga Union Railway Company; controlled by the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company after 1895. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1895-1946, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-019.
BELTON, WILLIAMSTON, AND EASLEY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1878-79. Organized in South Carolina (1878) to connect Belton and Easley, South Carolina. Name changed to Atlantic and French Broad Valley Railroad Company in 1879. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1878-79, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-020.
BIG SANDY AND CUMBERLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1900-32. Ran through Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1900-32, 4 vols.); cash books (1928-32, 4 vols.); accounts with First National Bank of Roanoke, Virginia (1928-31, 1 vol.); correspondence, rights-of-way, and law suit files (1900-22, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-004.
BIG SANDY, EAST LYNN, AND GUYAN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-11. Incorporated in West Virginia in 1902 to connect the Norfolk and Western Railway at Wayne, West Virginia, with the town of East Lynn, West Virginia (8 miles); controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railway after 1908. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-11, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-005.
BIG STONY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1897-1917. Ran from Ripplemead to Interior, Virginia (11 miles). Incorporated in Virginia (1892). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1897-1917, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-006.
BIRMINGHAM, SHEFFIELD AND TENNESSEE RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1889-98. Ran from Sheffield to Jasper, Alabama. Organized in Alabama in 1889; sold in 1895 and reorganized as the Northern Alabama Railway Company. Records include reorganization committee minutes (1895-98, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, accident reports, etc. (1889-95, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-021.
BLACK MOUNTAIN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1903-08. Ran from Tunnel to Darby, Virginia (6 miles). Chartered in Virginia (1903). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1903-08, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-022.
BLACKSTONE AND LUNENBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1905-11. Ran from Blackstone to Dillard, Virginia (6 miles). Incorporated in Virginia (1905); controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railway after 1910. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1905-11, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-007.
BLUE RIDGE AND ATLANTIC RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1908-09. Incorporated in North Carolina (1901). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1908-09, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-023.
BLUE STONE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-84. Incorporated in West Virginia (1881) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from a point on the New River at the mouth of the Blue Stone River to Gladisville, Mercer County, West Virginia. Consolidated with the New River Railroad, Mining and Manufacturing Company of West Virginia (1881) to form the New River Railroad of West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-84, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-008.
BOONE COUNTY & BOONVILLE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1873-1902. 1 vol. Formed in 1873; ran from Columbus to Boonville, Missouri. Formerly owned by the Boone County & Jefferson City Railroad. Incorporated into the Columbia & St. Louis Railroad Company in 1902. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes, cost accounts, and transfer of stock. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-073.
BRIERFIELD, BLOCTON AND BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1889-90. Ran from Wilton to Blocton, Alabama (48 miles). Incorporated in Alabama (1889); part of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway system (1891-94); controlled by Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include contracts, etc. (1889-90, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-024.
BRUNSWICK & CHILLICOTHE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1873-99, 1922-34. 3 vols. Formed in 1873; ran from Chillicothe to Brunswick, Missouri (38 miles). Formerly owned by the Chillicothe and Brunswick Railroad Company. Company dissolved in 1934. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-074.
BUCK CREEK RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1924-26. Incorporated in Kentucky (1924) to connect the Tug River (at a point on the Kentucky-West Virginia boundary) with Warfield, Kentucky. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1924-26, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-009.
BUFFALO, CLEVELAND AND CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY OF NEW YORK. RECORDS, 1880-81. 1 vol. Formed in 1880 for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating a railroad from Buffalo, New York, to the Pennsylvania border (68 miles). Consolidated in 1881 with the Buffalo, the Cleveland & Chicago Railway Company of Pennsylvania, the New York & Chicago Railway Company of Ohio, the New York & Chicago Railway Company of Indiana, and the New York & Chicago Railway Company of Illinois to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. Records consist of stockholders' and directors' meeting minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-075.
BUFFALO, CLEVELAND AND CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY OF PENNSYLVANIA. RECORDS, 1880-81. 1 vol. Formed in 1880 for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating a railroad from Erie, Pennsylvania, to the Ohio border (45 miles). Consolidated in 1881 with the Buffalo, the Cleveland & Chicago Railway Company of New York, the New York & Chicago Railway Company of Ohio, the New York & Chicago Railway Company of Indiana, and the New York & Chicago Railway Company of Illinois to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. Records consist of stockholders' and directors' meeting minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-076.
BUFFALO LAND AND COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1903-18. Incorporated in West Virginia (1903) for the purpose of developing coal and timber lands. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1903-18, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-010.
BUTLER AND DETROIT RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-81. 1 vol. Ran from Butler, Indiana, to Detroit, Michigan. Consolidated with the Detroit, Butler and St. Louis Railroad Company in 1881. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-081.
CALDWELL AND NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1893-1910. Organized in North Carolina (1893) from the Lower Creek and Linville Valley Transportation Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1893-1910, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-025.
CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1894-99. Ran from Sanford to Mt. Airy, North Carolina (131 miles). Organized in 1879 through the consolidation of the Western Railroad Company and the Mt. Airy Railroad Company. Reorganized (1899) as the Atlantic and Yadkin Railway Company. Records include correspondence and receivership files (1894-99, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-026.
CARETTA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-10. Ran from Caretta Branch Junction to the Caretta mine of the Carter Coal Company (3 miles). Chartered in West Virginia (1906) for the purpose of building a railroad in McDowell County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-10, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-011.
CAROLINA MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-1902. Ran from Cayce to Hardeeville, South Carolina (129 miles). Organized from the consolidation of the Blackville, Alston and Newberry Railroad Company with the Barnwell Railway Company (1891). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1891-1902, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-027.
CHAMPAIGN AND SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-87. 1 vol. Incorporated in 1880; ran from Champaign to Paris, Illinois. Leased by the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway Company from 1882 to 1886. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-082.
CHARLOTTE, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1869-99. Ran from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Augusta, Georgia (191 miles). Formed by the consolidation of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad Company with the Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company (1869). Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1878-94); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1873-95, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1869-99, 0.8 cu. ft.); annual reports (1872-81). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-028.
CHARLOTTESVILLE AND RAPIDAN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1878-1914. Incorporated in Virginia (1876) for the purpose of connecting Charlottesville with Orange Court House, Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1879-1914, 1 vol.); correspondence, receipts, etc. (1878-81, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-029.
CHATTANOOGA AND TENNESSEE RIVER BRIDGE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-90. Incorporated in Tennessee (1887) for the purpose of building a bridge (or bridges) across the Tennessee River in Chattanooga. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-90, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-030.
CHATTANOOGA UNION RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1884-95. Incorporated in Tennessee (1883); reorganized (1892-95) as the Belt Railway of Chattanooga. Records include correspondence, contracts, etc. (1884-95, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-031.
CHICAGO AND STATE LINE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-1923. 1 vol. Formed in 1887; ran from Chicago, Illinois, to the Indiana state border. Consolidated in 1923 with the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company; the Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company; the Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad Company; and the Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-083.
CHICAGO AND STRAWN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-80. 1 vol. Formed in 1879; ran from Chicago to Strawn, Illinois. Consolidated in 1880 with the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-084.
CHILLICOTHE AND OMAHA RAIL ROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1867-71. 1 vol. Formed in 1867; ran from Chillicothe, Missouri, to Omaha, Nebraska. Consolidated in 1870 with the St. Louis, Council Bluffs and Omaha Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-085.
CINCINNATI AND EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-1902. Chartered in Ohio (1877) for the purpose of constructing and operating a telegraph line from Cincinnati to a point opposite Huntington, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1877-1902, 1 vol.); account books (1877-1902, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-012.
CINCINNATI CONNECTING BELT RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1899-1907. Incorporated in Ohio (1899) for the purpose of building a railroad in and around Cincinnati. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1899-1907, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-013.
CINCINNATI & EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1876-77. 0.2 cu. ft. Records include payroll accounts and bills paid by the railroad to creditors. Ms98-025.
CINCINNATI, NEW ORLEANS AND TEXAS PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1882-1908. Ran from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Chattanooga, Tennessee (336 miles). Chartered in Ohio (1881); leased the Cincinnati Southern Railway Company. Controlled by English interests (1881-90); part of the East Tennessee system (1890-93); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1899. Records include licenses, contracts and agreements (1879-1908, 1.5 cu. ft.); statements of gross earnings (1881), annual reports (1882-1954), . Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-032.
CINCINNATI, PORTSMOUTH, AND VIRGINIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-1907. Ran from Idlewild to Sciotoville, Ohio (108 miles). Reorganized in 1891 from the Ohio and Northwestern Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1891-1907, 2 vols.); stock ledger (1 vol.); bank accounts (1893-1901, 3 vols.); summary of payroll checks (1897-1901, 1 vol.); miscellaneous printed materials. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-014.
CINCINNATI, ROCKPORT AND SOUTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1871-80. Created by the consolidation of the Cincinnati and Southwestern Railway Company with the Rockport and Northern Central Railway Company (1872). Consolidated with the Evansville Local Trade Railroad Company (1880) to form the Evansville, Rockport and Eastern Railway Company. Records include deeds (1871-80, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-033.
CLARKSVILLE AND NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-88. Ran from Clarksville, Virginia, to the North Carolina state line (7 miles). Chartered in Virginia in 1887; part of the Richmond and Danville system (1888-94); operated by Southern Railway after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-88, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-034.
CLAYTON RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881. Incorporated in Georgia (1874) with the authority to construct a line between Clayton, Georgia, and the North Carolina state line. Consolidated in 1881 with the Knoxville and Augusta Railway and the Rabun Gap Short-Line Railway to form the Rabun Gap Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-035.
CLAYTOR, ROBERT B. PAPERS, 1952-78. 0.4 cu. ft. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Norfolk Southern Foundation, and former general solicitor and Executive Vice President of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Papers consist of correspondence, articles, brochures, and rosters created or collected by Claytor and his brother, W. Graham Claytor, about the National Railway Historical Society, the preservation of historic trains (including Southern Railway Engine 4501 and N&W Locomotive Number 611), and the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Ms91-047.
CLEAR FORK AND OCEANA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1907-29. Incorporated in West Virginia (1907) for the purpose of building a railroad in Wyoming County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1907-29, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-015.
CLEVELAND AND NEW CASTLE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1921. 3 vols. Incorporated in 1898; ran from Cleveland, Ohio, to the southeastern border of the state. Dissolved in 1921; stock transferred to the Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1921), capital stock book (1911), and a stock ledger (1898). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-086.
COALBURG COAL AND COKE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1883-86. Coal mining operation in Coalburg, Alabama. Records include correspondence, financial accounts, etc. (1883-86, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-036.
COLUMBIA AND GREENVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-95. Ran from Columbia to Greenville, South Carolina (143 miles). Reorganized in 1880 from the Greenville and Columbia Railroad. Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1881-94); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-95, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1880-95, 0.5 cu. ft.); annual reports (1880-86). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-037.
COLUMBIA AND ST. LOUIS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-03. 1 vol. Formed in 1902; ran from Columbia to Centralia, Missouri (23 miles). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes and correspondence. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-087.
COLUMBUS CONNECTING AND TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1892-1922. Ran in and around Columbus, Ohio (4 miles). Chartered in Ohio (1892); controlled by Norfolk and Western Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1892-1922, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-016.
COLUMBUS, FAYETTE AND DECATUR RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1872-82. Incorporated in Alabama (1871) for the purpose of connecting Decatur, Alabama, and Columbus, Mississippi, by railroad. Consolidated in 1881-82 with the Elyton and Aberdeen Railroad Company and the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company (of Alabama) to form the Georgia Pacific Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1872-82, 2 vols.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1880-81, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-038.
COPPER RANGE SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-13. Incorporated in Virginia (1902) for the purpose of building a railroad northward from Halifax County, Virginia, at a point connecting with the Atlantic and Danville Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-13, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-039.
COUNCIL BLUFFS AND ST. LOUIS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-80. 1 vol. Incorporated in 1878; ran from the Missouri-Iowa border to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Leased by the St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway in 1879. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes and lists of expenditures. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-088.
CUMBERLAND GAP CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-96. Incorporated in New Jersey (1887) for the purpose of constructing and equipping railroads, tunnels, and works in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-96, 1 vol.); construction contracts (1888-89, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-040.
CUMBERLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-25. Incorporated in Kentucky (1902) for the purpose of building a railroad in Knox County, Kentucky, to connect with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad near Artemus. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-25, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-041.
CUMBERLAND RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-44. Incorporated in Tennessee (1902) for the purpose of building a railroad from Claiborne County to Campbell County, Tennessee. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-44, 2 vols.); deeds, contracts, etc. (1902-03, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-042.
DAN VALLEY AND YADKIN RIVER NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-83. Incorporated in Virginia (1879) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Danville, Virginia, to the North Carolina state line. Consolidated (1883) with the North Carolina Midland Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-83, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-043.
DANVILLE AND NEW RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1875-86. Incorporated in Virginia (1873) for the purpose of constructing a narrow gauge railroad from Danville, Virginia, to connect with the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad near Christiansburg, Virginia. Line built from Danville to Stuart, Virginia (1880-84). Reorganized as the Danville and Western Railway Company (1891); part of the Richmond and Danville system (1891-94) and operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include incorporators', stockholders', and directors' minutes (1875-86, 3 vols.); letter book (1880-82, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-044.
DANVILLE, MOCKSVILLE AND SOUTHWESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-99. Chartered in North Carolina (1880) for the purpose of constructing a railroad to extend the Danville and New River Railroad in North Carolina. Acquired by the Danville and Western Railway Company in 1899. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-99, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-045.
DEEPWATER RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1921. Chartered in West Virginia (1898); acquired by the Virginian Railway Company in 1907. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1921, 3 vols.); treasurer's letter book (1903-1906, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-017.
DETROIT AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1909-58. 3 vols. Formed in 1909; company dissolved in 1958 and the property was sold to the Wabash Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-089.
DURHAM AND ROXBORO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-87. Chartered in North Carolina (1885). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1 vol.) Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-018.
EAST RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-82. Incorporated in West Virginia (1881) for the purpose of building a railroad from a point on the East River on the Virginia state line in Mercer County, West Virginia, to a point in Tazewell County, Virginia. Consolidated with the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company in 1882. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-82, 1 vol.); capital stock ledger (1 vol.); construction contracts, stock transfers, etc. (1881-82, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-019.
EAST ST. LOUIS, MADISON AND GRANITE CITY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1900-04. Incorporated in Illinois (1900); controlled by Southern Railway Company. Records include unbound stockholders' and directors' minutes (0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-046.
EAST ST. LOUIS RELAY PASSENGER STATION ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1928-37. 1 vol. Association of railroad representatives who maintained passenger services, including restaurant, newsstand, and ticket office, in the Relay Depot of St. Louis, Missouri. Railroads include the Wabash Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Records consist of board of managers' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-091.
EAST TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1848-69. Reorganized in Tennessee in 1848 from the Hiawassee Railroad Company Line opened from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Dalton, Georgia (1855). Consolidated with the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company (1869) to form the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1848-50, 1856-69, 2 vols.); annual reports (1851-69). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-047.
EAST TENNESSEE AND VIRGINIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1849-70. Incorporated in Tennessee (1848) for the purpose of connecting Knoxville, Tennessee, with the state of Virginia by railroad. Line opened from Bristol, Tennessee, to Knoxville in 1858. Consolidated with the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company (1869) to form the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' minutes (1849-69, 1 vol.); directors' minutes (1853-70, 2 vols.); annual reports (1850-69). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-048.
EAST TENNESSEE, VIRGINIA AND GEORGIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1870-86. Created in Tennessee (1869) through the consolidation of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company with the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company. Sold under foreclosure (1886) and reorganized as the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1870-81, 2 vols.); annual reports and other printed materials (1869-85). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-049.
EAST TENNESSEE, VIRGINIA AND GEORGIA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-95. Reorganized in 1886 from the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company; controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company (1887-92); purchased by the Southern Railway Company (1896). Records include stockholders' minutes (1886-92, 1 vol.); directors' minutes (1886-95, 1 vol.); executive committee minutes (1886-92, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1886-95, 0.5 cu. ft.); annual reports and other printed materials (1887-94). Includes a lease of the Louisville Southern Railroad to the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railway Company. Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-050.
EDGEFIELD BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1878-80. Incorporated in South Carolina (1878) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Edgefield Court House, South Carolina, to connect with the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad. Charter amended in 1879 to change the railroad's name to the Edgefield, Trenton and Aiken Railroad Company. Records include incorporators' and directors' minutes (1878-80, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-051.
EDGEFIELD, TRENTON AND AIKEN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-82. Organized in South Carolina (1879) by an act that changed the name of the Edgefield Branch Railroad Company. Consolidated with the Atlantic and French Broad Valley Railroad Company (1882) to form the French Broad and Atlantic Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-82, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-052.
ELBERTON AIR LINE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1872-1907. 1 vol. Ran from Elberton to Toccoa, Georgia (51 miles). Chartered in Georgia (1871) for the purpose of connecting Elberton with the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railroad Company. Controlled by the Atlanta and Charlotte Railroad (1878-81); part of the Richmond and Danville system (1881-94); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1872-1907); annual reports (1879, 1881). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-053.
ELYTON AND ABERDEEN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-82. Incorporated in Alabama and Mississippi (1870) for the purpose of connecting Elyton, Alabama, and Aberdeen, Mississippi, by railroad. Charter lay unused until the Richmond Terminal Company acquired control of it (1881); consolidated in 1881-82 with the Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad Company and the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company (of Alabama) to form the Georgia Pacific Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-82, 1 vol.); contracts, correspondence, etc. (1880-82, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-054.
ENSLEY SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1900-26. Incorporated in Alabama (1900) for the purpose of connecting Ensley and Parrish, Alabama, by railroad; controlled by the Southern Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1900-26, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-055.
EVANSVILLE, ROCKPORT AND EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-81. Organized in Indiana (1880) through the consolidation of the Cincinnati, Rockport and Southwestern Railway Company with the Evansville Local Trade Railroad Company. Consolidated with the Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Railway Company in 1882 to form the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-81, 1 vol.); deeds (1880, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-056.
FLINT RIVER AND GULF RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1903-07. Incorporated in Georgia (1903) for the purpose of connecting Ashburn and Bainbridge, Georgia, by railroad. Sold in 1907 to the Gulf Line Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1903-07, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-057.
FORT WAYNE AND DETROIT RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1901. 1 vol. Ran from Ft. Wayne to Butler, Indiana (27 miles). Formed in 1901; sold that same year to the Wabash Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-093.
FORT WAYNE AND ILLINOIS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887. 1 vol. Incorporated in 1887 from the sale of a section of railroad previously owned by the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company. Consolidated that same year with the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company and the Cleveland and State Line Railroad Company to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-094.
FORT WAYNE, CINCINNATI AND LOUISVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-1923. 1 vol. Formed from the reorganization of the Fort Wayne, Muncie and Cincinnati Railroad Company in 1881. Consolidated in 1923 with the Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company; the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company; the Chicago and State Line Railroad Company; and the Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-092.
FRANKFORT, ST. LOUIS AND TOLEDO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1876-82. 1 vol. Formed from the consolidation of the Marion and Ottowa Railroad Company, the Kokomo and Marion Railroad Company, and the Frankfort, St. Louis and Toledo Railroad Company in 1876. Consolidated in 1882 with the Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad and the Toledo, Delphus and Burlington Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and director's minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-095.
GADSDEN AND ATTALLA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-1904. Ran from Attalla to Gadsden, Alabama (6 miles). Chartered in Alabama (1887); controlled by the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1886-1904, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-058.
GADSDEN CAR WORKS. RECORDS, 1906-25. Incorporated in Alabama (1906) for the purpose of manufacturing, rebuilding, and repairing railroad cars. Works situated in Gadsden, Alabama. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-25, 2 vols.); register and appraisal of tracks, trestles, etc. (1919, 1 vol.); contracts, etc. (1908-17, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-059.
GEORGIA COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-95. Incorporated in North Carolina (1887) for the purpose of acquiring stocks and bonds of railroads in North Carolina and adjoining states; controlled after 1888 by the Richmond Terminal Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-95, 2 vols.); correspondence, contracts, financial accounts, etc. (1887-89, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-060.
GEORGIA MIDLAND TERMINAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-1941. Chartered in Georgia (1891) for the purpose of constructing railroads, depots, and warehouses. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1891-1941, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-061.
GEORGIA PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1888. Incorporated in Georgia (1888) with the authority to construct railroads in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Alabama. Records include stockholders' minutes (1888). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-062.
GEORGIA PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY OF ALABAMA. RECORDS, 1881-82. Incorporated in Alabama (1881) for the purpose of building a railroad across the state of Alabama, running through Elyton or Birmingham. Consolidated in 1882 with the Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad Company and the Elyton and Aberdeen Railroad Company to form the Georgia Pacific Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-82, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-063.
GEORGIA PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY OF GEORGIA. RECORDS, 1881. Reorganized in Georgia (1881) from the Georgia Western Railroad Company; consolidated with the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company of Alabama (1881) by a deed that gave the latter railroad a charter franchise from Atlanta to Birmingham. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-064.
GEORGIA PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1882-94. Organized in 1881-82 through the consolidation of the Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad Company and the Elyton and Aberdeen Railroad Company with the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company of Alabama. Controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company; part of the Richmond and Danville system (1883-94). Line constructed from Atlanta, Georgia, to Greenville, Mississippi (1882-89). Operated after 1894 by the Southern Railway Company. Records include unbound stockholders' and directors' minutes (1882-94); correspondence of John W. Johnston, Bernard Payton, T. M. Logan, J. L. Campbell, William H. Ruffner, and others; contracts; reports, etc. (1881-94, 6 cu. ft.); annual reports (1882-90). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-065.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AND FLORIDA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1895-1918. 0.4 cu. ft. Ran from Macon, Georgia, to Palatka, Florida (185 miles). Reorganized (1895) from the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad Company (1895). Records include contracts, etc. (1895-1918); annual reports (1895-1954). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-066.
GREENVILLE AND COLUMBIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1850-79. Incorporated in South Carolina (1845) for the purpose of connecting Columbia and Greenville by rail; line opened (165 miles) in 1853. Reorganized as the Columbia and Greenville Railroad Company in 1880. Records include correspondence, licenses, contracts, etc. (1850-79, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-067.
GREENVILLE AND FRENCH BROAD RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1874. Incorporated in North Carolina (1874); consolidated with the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad Company of South Carolina (1874) to form the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1874, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-068.
GREENVILLE, COLUMBUS AND BIRMINGHAM RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1873-81. Organized in Mississippi (1873) by an act that changed the name of the Arkansas City and Grenada Railroad Company. Consolidated in 1881 with the Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad Company, which in turn was consolidated with the Elyton and Aberdeen Railroad Company and the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company (of Alabama) to form the Georgia Pacific Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1873-81, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1876-81, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-069.
GREENVILLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-93. Incorporated in Connecticut (1877) for the purpose of constructing and equipping railroads. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1877-93, 2 vols.); correspondence, contracts, financial accounts (1885-93, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-070.
GREENVILLE, DEER CREEK AND ROLLING FORK RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1870-80. Incorporated in Mississippi (1870); consolidated with the Greenville, Columbus and Birmingham Railroad Company in 1880. Records include incorporators' and directors' minutes (1870-80, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-071.
GULF LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1907-13. Incorporated in Georgia (1907). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1907-13, 2 vols.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1911-13, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-072.
GULF TERMINAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1905-44. Incorporated in Alabama (1905) for the purpose of constructing a terminal railway in and around Mobile, Alabama. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1905-44, 4 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-073.
GUYANDOT AND TUG RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1903-33. Incorporated in West Virginia (1903) for the purpose of building a railroad from Wyoming to Mingo County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes, stock transfers, and stock ledger (1903-18, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-020.
HANNIBAL AND NAPLES RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1863-76. 1 vol. Formed in 1863 from the sale of the Pike County Rail Road Company. Dissolved in 1876. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-096.
HANNIBAL UNION DEPOT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1920-52. 1 vol. Incorporated in 1881 to run operations at the Hannibal, Missouri, railroad depot. Records include directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-097.
HAUPT, HERMAN (1817-1905). MANUSCRIPT REMINISCENCES, ca. 1862-1900. 0.5 cu. ft. Chief of construction and transportation for the military railroad system for the Union Army during the Civil War; later chief engineer or general manager for several railroads, including the Shenandoah Valley, the Richmond and Danville, and the Northern Pacific, and president of the Dakota and Great Southern Railroad. Manuscript consists of the original draft for his Reminiscences of General Herman Haupt (published in 1901), containing correspondence, copies of telegraph messages, and general orders from the Civil War. Among the correspondence is a letter from Robert Todd Lincoln. Ms88-010.
HAWKINSVILLE AND FLORIDA SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1896-1924. Ran from Worth to Hawkinsville, Georgia (43 miles). Incorporated in Georgia (1896); leased to the Gulf Line Railway Company (1907). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1896-1924, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-074.
HENRY, ROBERT SELPH (1889-1970). PAPERS, 1940-70. 4.0 cu. ft. Historian, railroad executive, lawyer. Born in Tennessee, graduated from Vanderbilt University with an L.L.B. in 1910. Captain in World War I, later a colonel in the Army Reserve until his retirement in 1952. Assistant to the Vice President of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad (1921-34), Vice President of the Association of American Railroads (1934-58). Author of several books on Mexican War, Civil War, Reconstruction, and railroad history, including The Story of the Confederacy (1931), Trains (1934), "First With the Most" Forrest (1944), and The Story of the Mexican War (1950). President of the Southern Historical Association (1957). Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, photographs, and clippings concerning his research on various topics in Civil War and railroad history, including information about General Nathan Bedford Forrest, and his papers as President of the SHA. Ms89-020.
HIWASSEE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1836-48. Incorporated in Tennessee (1836) for the purpose of connecting Knoxville, Tennessee, with the proposed Western and Atlantic Railroad. Reorganized in 1848 as the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Records include directors' minutes (1836-42, 1846-48, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-075.
HOLDEN, ROY JAY JR. (1921-89). PAPERS, 1947-89. 9.0 cu. ft. Authority on the handling of hazardous materials. Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1942 (M.S., Mechanical Engineering). Progressed from Stress Analyst to Product Manager (1947-70) with American Car and Foundry Industries in St. Charles, Missouri. Manager of Technical Services (1980-89) of the Bureau of Explosives of the Association of American Railroads, and responsible for advising railroad companies on the shipping of hazardous materials and on measures for reducing the hazards. Papers document his career in railroad tank car design and the handling of hazardous materials. Unprocessed. Ms91-023.
HOLSTON RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-08. Incorporated in Tennessee (1906) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Rogersville, Tennessee, to the Tennessee-Virginia state line. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-1908, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-076.
HOWARD COLLIERY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1903-18. Incorporated in West Virginia (1903). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1903-18) and stock ledger (1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-021.
HOWARD LAND COMPANY. RECORDS, 1910-18. Chartered in West Virginia (1910) for the purpose of land development and coal mining. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1910-18, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-022.
HUNTINGBURG, TELL CITY AND CANNELTON RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1885-89. Incorporated in Indiana (1885) for the purpose of connecting Huntingburg and Cannelton, Indiana, by railroad. Operated by the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railroad Company (1887-89); consolidated with several other railroads in 1889 to form the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1885-89, 1 vol.); deeds (1888, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-077.
IAGER AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1912. Chartered in West Virginia (1898) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Iager, West Virginia, on the Norfolk and Western Railroad line to a point at the mouth of Jacob's Fork, Big Sandy River. Controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company after 1906; dissolved in 1912. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1912, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-023.
ILLINOIS AND ST. LOUIS RAILROAD AND COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1865-89. Ran from East St. Louis to Belleville, Illinois (15 miles). Organized in Illinois (1865) by an act that changed the name of the Pittsburg Railroad and Coal Company. Consolidated with several other railroads in 1889 to form the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1865-89, 1 vol.); executive committee minutes (1884-89, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1865-89, 0.8 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-078.
ILLINOIS AND SOUTHERN IOWA RAIL ROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1857-65. 1 vol. Formed in 1857 to establish and operate a railroad between Warsaw and Carthage, Illinois. Consolidated in 1865 with the Quincy and Toledo Railroad Company, the Great Western Railroad Company of 1859, and the Toledo and Wabash Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-098.
INTERIOR AND WEST VIRGINIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-11. Incorporated in West Virginia (1906) for the purpose of building a railroad between a point on or near the headwaters of Potts Creek (near Giles County, Virginia) and a point on the border between Monroe County, West Virginia, and Craig County, Virginia. Operated by the Big Stony Railway Company; dissolved in 1911. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-10, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-024.
IRON BELT LAND, MINING, AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1883-87. Incorporated in Virginia (1882) for the purpose of land and mineral development. Name changed in 1888 to the Virginia Company. Records include stockholders' minutes, subscription list, construction contracts (1883-87, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-025.
JACKSONVILLE SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-89. Organized in Illinois (1879) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Jacksonville to Centralia, Illinois. Reorganized in 1896 as the Jacksonville, Louisville and St. Louis Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1879-89, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-079.
JOHNSON CITY SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1905-09. Incorporated in North Carolina (1905) for the purpose of building a railroad from Marion, North Carolina, to the Tennessee state line. Records include unbound stockholders' and directors' minutes (1905-09, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-080.
KANSAS CITY, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1922-37. 1 vol. Ran from Excelsior Springs Junction to Excelsior Springs, Missouri (9 miles). Dissolved in 1937. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-099.
KENILWORTH INN COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-94. Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. Incorporated in New Jersey (1890). Records include correspondence, contracts, etc. (1891-94, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-081.
KENOVA AND BIG SANDY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-12. Incorporated in West Virginia (1902) for the purpose of connecting Kenova and Cassville, West Virginia. Controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company after 1904; dissolved in 1912. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-12, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-026.
KENTUCKY AND INDIANA BRIDGE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-1900. 2 vols. Incorporated in Kentucky and Indiana in 1881 for the purpose of building a railroad bridge over the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, to New Albany, Indiana. Bridge opened for operation in 1886. Reorganized in 1900 as the Kentucky and Indiana Bridge and Railroad Company, controlled in part by the Southern Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-082.
KNOX CREEK RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1912-36. Incorporated in Kentucky (1912) for the purpose of building a railroad in Pike County, Kentucky. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1912-36, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-027.
KNOXVILLE AND AUGUSTA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-81. Incorporated in Tennessee (1881) for the purpose of building a railroad from Knoxville to the North Carolina state line. Consolidated the same year with the Rabun Gap Short-Line Railway Company and the Clayton Railroad Company to form the Rabun Gap Railway Company. Records include correspondence, financial accounts, contracts, etc. (1880-81, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-083.
KNOXVILLE AND BRISTOL RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1903. Incorporated in Tennessee (1898) for the purpose of building a railroad from Knoxville to Bristol. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1903, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-084.
KNOXVILLE AND KENTUCKY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1854-55. Organized in Tennessee in 1853 through a charter amendment that changed the name of the Lexington and Knoxville Railroad Company. Sold and reorganized as the Knoxville and Ohio Railroad Company (1871). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1854-55, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-085.
KNOXVILLE AND OHIO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1873-1903. Ran from Knoxville to Jellico, Tennessee (65 miles). Reorganized from the Knoxville and Kentucky Railroad Company (1871). Controlled by the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company (1881-94) and by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1873-1903, 2 vols.); correspondence, stockholders' lists, etc. (1888-1903, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-086.
KNOXVILLE, CUMBERLAND GAP AND LOUISVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-95. Created in 1888 through a name change of the Powells Valley Railroad Company. Constructed from Knoxville to Cumberland Gap, Tennessee (62 miles), 1888-90. Sold and reorganized as the Knoxville, Cumberland Gap and Louisville Railway Company (1895). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1888-95, 1 vol.); contracts, correspondence, etc. (1887-91, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-087.
KNOXVILLE, CUMBERLAND GAP AND LOUISVILLE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1895-98. Reorganized in 1895 from the Knoxville, Cumberland Gap and Louisville Railroad Company. Operated as the Middlesborough Branch of the Southern Railway Company after 1898. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1895-98, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-088.
LAKE ERIE AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-1923. 8 vols. Formed in 1887 from the Lafayette, Bloomington and Muncie Railway Company and the Lake Erie and Western Railway Company. Ran from Bloomington, Illinois, to Sandusky, Ohio. Consolidated in 1923 with the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Company; the Chicago and State Line Railroad Company; the Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad Company; and the Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-1923, 6 vols.) and stock subscription books (n.d., 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-104.
LAKE ERIE AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-85. 1 vol. Consolidated with the Lafayette, Bloomington and Muncie Railway Company in 1879. Ran from Fremont, Ohio, to Bloomington, Illinois. Consolidated in 1881 with the Lake Erie and St. Louis Railway Company, the St. Louis and Indiana Railway Company, and the Frankfort and Kokomo Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-105.
LAKE ERIE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1889-1911. 1 vol. Formed in 1889 for the purpose of engaging in maritime commerce and navigation within Michigan and the Great Lakes. All shares of stock were owned by the Wabash Railroad Company. Property sold in 1911 to the Erie Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-100.
LAKE ERIE, WABASH AND ST. LOUIS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1852-56. 1 vol. Organized in 1852 to construct a railroad from DeKalb County, Indiana, to Lake Erie. Consolidated in 1856 with the Toledo and Illinois Railroad Company to form the Toledo, Wabash and Western Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-101.
LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1878-1920. Incorporated in Georgia (1877) for the purpose of building a railroad from Lawrenceville`, Georgia, to intersect the line of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway Company. Controlled by the Atlanta and Charlotte Railroad (1881) and constructed from Lawrenceville to Suwanee, Georgia (10 miles). Operated by the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company (1881-94) and by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1878-1920, 3 vols.); annual report (1880). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-089.
LEECH, PRESTON. GLASS SLIDES, ca. 1900-1925. 298 slides. Collection of 298 glass slides collected by Preston Leech, a Roanoke, Virginia, native and an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the slides are of N&W locomotives, rail routes, and stations. Other slides are of general agricultural and industrial scenes, and of the Luray Caverns in Virginia. Ms94-003.
LEXINGTON AND DANVILLE RAILROAD ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1859-74. Reorganized in Kentucky (1859) from the Lexington and Danville Railroad Company Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1859-74, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-090.
LINGOHOCKEN COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1904-18. Chartered in West Virginia (1904) for the purpose of operating coal mining and coking operations. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1904-18, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-028.
LOUISVILLE AND ST. LOUIS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-88. Incorporated in Illinois (1886) for the purpose of building a railroad from East St. Louis to Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Opened from Centralia to Drivers, Illinois (16 miles) in 1887; controlled by the Jacksonville Southeastern Railway Company; acquired by the receivers of the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company in 1898. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1886-88, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-091.
LOUISVILLE, EVANSVILLE AND ST. LOUIS CONSOLIDATED RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1889-1901. Organized in Illinois (1889) through the consolidation of the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railroad Company with the Illinois and St. Louis Railroad and Coal Company; Belleville, Centralia and Eastern Railroad Company; Venice and Carondelet Railway Company; and Huntingburg, Tell City and Cannelton Railroad Company. Went into receivership in 1894; reorganized by the Southern Railway Company in 1901 as its St. Louis Division. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1889-95, 1 vol.); contracts, deeds, etc. (1889-1901, 5.5 cu. ft.); annual reports (1890-94). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-092.
LOUISVILLE, EVANSVILLE AND ST. LOUIS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-89. Reorganized in 1886 from the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railway Company. Consolidated in 1889 with the Illinois and St. Louis Railroad and Coal Company; Belleville, Centralia and Eastern Railroad Company; Venice and Carondelet Railway Company; and Huntingburg, Tell City and Cannelton Railroad Company to form the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company. Records include contracts, deeds, etc. (1886-89, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-093.
LOUISVILLE, EVANSVILLE AND ST. LOUIS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-85. Organized in 1881 from the consolidation of the Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Railway Company with the Evansville, Rockport and Eastern Railway Company. Main line opened from New Albany, Indiana, to Mt. Vernon, Illinois (254 miles) in 1882. Reorganized in 1886 as the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-85, 1 vol.); contracts, deeds, etc. (1881-85, 0.8 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-094.
LOUISVILLE, HARRODSBURG AND VIRGINIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1882-84. Incorporated in Kentucky (1882) for the purpose of building a railroad from Louisville to connect with the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad; interest in the charter revived in 1882. Name changed in 1884 to the Louisville Southern Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1882-84, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-095.
LOUISVILLE, NEW ALBANY AND ST. LOUIS AIR LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1871-79. Formed in 1872 through the consolidation of the Louisville, New Albany, and St. Louis Air Line Railway (of Indiana) with the St. Louis, Mount Carmel and New Albany Railroad Company (of Illinois). Line opened from Princeton, Indiana, to Albion, Illinois (1872). Reorganized in 1879 as the Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Railway Company. Records include correspondence, contracts, right-of-way deeds, etc. (1871-79, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-096.
LOUISVILLE, NEW ALBANY AND ST. LOUIS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-82. Reorganized from the Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Air Line Railway Company (1877). Consolidated with the Evansville, Rockport and Eastern Railway Company in 1882 to form the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1877-82, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1877-82, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-097.
LOUISVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1885-96. Incorporated in Kentucky (1884) by an act that changed the name of the Louisville, Harrodsburg and Virginia Railroad Company. Line opened from Louisville to Burgin, Kentucky (83 miles) in 1888. Consolidated with the Versailles and Midway Railway Company in 1889; part of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia system (1890-92); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1885-96, 2 vols.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1886-93, 0.8 cu. ft.); annual reports (1891-94). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-098.
LOUP CREEK COLLIERY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-41. Incorporated in West Virginia (1902) for the purpose of developing coal lands. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-41, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-029.
LOWER CREEK AND LINVILLE VALLEY TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-93. Incorporated in North Carolina (1891); reorganized in 1893 as the Caldwell and Northern Railroad Company. Records include incorporators' and directors' minutes (1891-93, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-099.
LURAY CAVE AND HOTEL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-94. Resort hotel in Luray, Virginia, operated by the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-90, 1 vol.); treasurer's letter books (1881-88, 13 vols.); stock ledgers (1880-90, 2 vols.); financial journals (1881-93, 2 vols.); cash books (1880-94, 2 vols.); ledgers (1881-87, 3 vols.); trial balances (1888-89, 1 vol.); estimated monthly expenditures (1884-90, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-030.
LYNCHBURG AND DURHAM RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-96. Ran from Lynchburg, Virginia to Durham, North Carolina (115 miles). Chartered in 1886; road opened in 1890. Leased to Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1892). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1891-96, 1 vol.); stock ledger (1887-92, 1 vol.); trial balance book (1891-93, 1 vol.); contracts, indentures, etc. (1888-96, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-031.
LYNCHBURG BELTLINE AND CONNECTING RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1907-12. Chartered in Virginia (1907) for the purpose of building a railroad in and around Lynchburg, Virginia, connecting with the Lynchburg and Durham Railroad. Controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company after 1910; dissolved in 1912. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1907-12, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-032.
LYNCHBURG, HALIFAX, AND NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD. RECORDS, 1885-87. Chartered in Virginia (1884) for the purpose of building a railroad from Lynchburg to a point on the Virginia and North Carolina boundary in Halifax County. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1885-87, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-033.
MACON AND BRUNSWICK RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-81. Ran from Atlanta Junction to Brunswick, Georgia (348 miles). Records include right-of-way deeds (1880-81, 0.8 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-100.
MACON AND NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-92. Ran from Macon to Athens, Georgia. Reorganized in 1891 from the Covington and Macon Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1891-92, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-101.
MANDEVILLE AND SULPHUR SPRINGS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1869-70. Incorporated in Louisiana (1868). Name changed to New Orleans and North Eastern Railroad Company in 1870. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1869-70, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-102.
MEMPHIS AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1850-98. Incorporated in Tennessee (1846) for the purpose of connecting Memphis, Tennessee, and Charleston, South Carolina, by rail. Main line completed in 1858 (Memphis to Stevenson, Alabama, 272 miles). Leased by the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad (1877-92); sold to the Southern Railway Company and reorganized as the Memphis and Charleston Railway Company (1898). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1850-97, 4 vols.); reorganization committee minutes (1896-98, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1853-96, 1 cu. ft.); annual reports and other printed materials (1850-94). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-103.
MEMPHIS-CHATTANOOGA RAILWAY. RECORDS, 1899-1941. Incorporated in Tennessee (1899) for the purpose of building a railroad from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Stevenson, Alabama. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1899-1941, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-104.
MIDDLESBOROUGH MINERAL RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1900-02. Incorporated in Kentucky (1900) for the purpose of building a railroad in Bell County, Kentucky. Records include contracts, correspondence, etc. (1900-02, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-105.
MILTON AND SUTHERLIN NARROW-GAUGE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-82. Ran from Sutherlin, Virginia, to Milton, North Carolina (7 miles). Chartered in Virginia (1876) and North Carolina (1877); line opened in 1878. Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1882-94); operated by Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include contracts, etc. (1877-82, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-106.
MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS BRIDGE AND BELT RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1920-46. 2 vols. Company formed to build and maintain railroad bridges in Missouri and Illinois. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-106.
MOBILE TRANSATLANTIC AND TERMINAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1895-1903. Incorporated in New Jersey (1895) with the authority to conduct a freight business from Alabama ports. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1895-1903, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-107.
MONTPELIER AND CHICAGO RAILROAD COMPANY OF INDIANA. RECORDS, 1889-91. 1 vol. Formed in 1889 to construct and operate a railroad from Richland to Hammond, Indiana (150 miles). Consolidated with the Wabash Railroad Company in 1891. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-107.
MONTPELIER AND CHICAGO RAILROAD COMPANY OF OHIO. RECORDS, 1889-91. 1 vol. Formed in 1889 to construct and operate a railroad from Montpelier, Ohio, to the Indiana border. Sold to the Wabash Railroad Company in 1891. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-108.
MORRISTOWN AND CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-82. Incorporated in Tennessee (1881) for the purpose of building a railroad from Morristown, Tennessee, to the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Consolidated with four other railroads in 1882 to form the Carolina, Cumberland Gap and Chicago Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-82, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-108.
MORRISTOWN, CUMBERLAND GAP AND OHIO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-82. Incorporated in Tennessee (1880) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Morristown to Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Consolidated with four other railroads in 1882 to form the Carolina, Cumberland Gap and Chicago Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-82, 1 vol.); deeds, etc. (1880-82, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-109.
NASHVILLE AND MISSISSIPPI DELTA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1890-1902. Reorganized in Mississippi (1890) from the Vicksburg and Nashville Railroad Company for the purpose of building a railroad from Okolona to Houston, Mississippi. Acquired by the Southern Railway Company in 1902. Records include incorporators', stockholders', and directors' minutes (1890-1902, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-110.
NASHVILLE TERMINAL REALTY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-23. Incorporated in Tennessee (1906) for the purpose of buying and selling real estate in Nashville. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-23, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-111.
NEW ALBANY BELT AND TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1890-94. Incorporated in Indiana (1890) for the purpose of building a belt railroad in and around New Albany, Indiana. Controlled by the Kentucky and Indiana Bridge Company; line opened (2 miles) in 1891. Controlled by the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1890-94, 1 vol.); contracts (1890-94, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-112.
NEW ENGLAND PRESS ASSOCIATION. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, ca. 1880. 1 vol. Press association organized in the late 1860s from the Boston Press Association. Merged into the Associated Press in 1897. Album contains sixty-four photographs taken on a tour of a group of New England Press Association members to North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Maryland. Photographs include scenes of Belle Meade, a horse farm in Tennessee owned by Civil War Confederate General William Hicks Jackson (1835-1903). Also includes scenes of the wreck of a East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad car at Rock Bridge, Tennessee; Luray Caverns in Virginia; Antietam Civil War battle site; the Tennessee State Capitol; and the East Tennessee and North Carolina Railroad. Ms91-024.
NEW JERSEY, INDIANA AND ILLINOIS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1921-50. 1 vol. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-110.
NEW ORLEANS AND NORTH EASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1870-80. Ran from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Meridian, Mississippi (195 miles). Organized in Louisiana (1870) by a charter amendment that changed the name of the Mandeville and Sulphur Springs Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1870-80, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-113.
NEW ORLEANS AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1895-1901. Chartered in Louisiana (1895) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from New Orleans, Louisiana to the Louisiana-Texas border. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1895-1901, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-114.
NEW ORLEANS BELT AND TERMINAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1901-03. Reorganized in Louisiana (1901) from the New Orleans and Western Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and director's minutes (1901-03, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-115.
NEW RIVER AND NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-11. Incorporated in Virginia (1902) for the purpose of connecting the Norfolk and Western Railway with the New River at the boundary between Virginia and West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-11, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-034.
NEW RIVER, HOLSTON AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1900-19. Incorporated in Virginia (1900) to connect the Norfolk and Western Railroad at Narrows, Virginia, to a point on the Tennessee and Kentucky border. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1900-19, 3 vols.); miscellaneous printed materials. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-035.
NEW RIVER INVESTMENT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1889-1904. Chartered in Virginia in 1889 for the purpose of developing land in Montgomery County, Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1889-1904, 1 vol.); vouchers, deeds, correspondence, etc. (1889-94, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-036.
NEW RIVER PLATEAU RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1888-91. Incorporated in Virginia (1888) for the purpose of constructing a line between Pulaski, Virginia, and the North Carolina state line in Carroll or Grayson Counties, Virginia. Consolidated with the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1889). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1888-89, 1 vol.); powers of transfer of capital stock (1890-91, 0.3 cu. ft.); miscellaneous printed materials. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-037.
NEW RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY (VIRGINIA). RECORDS, 1879-86. Ran from the New River Bridge in Radford, Virginia, to the Flat-Top Coal region (75 miles). Chartered in Virginia (1872) as the New River Railroad, Mining and Manufacturing Company; name changed in 1877. Consolidated with the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1882. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-82, 1 vol.); capital stock ledger (1 vol.); financial journal (1881-84, 1 vol.); cash books (1879-81, 2 vols.); cash book for lands and leases (1880-81, 1 vol.); day books (1880-81, 2 vols.); Virginia penitentiary account book (1879-81, 1 vol.); ledgers (1879-86, 4 vols.); ledger for lands and leases (1880-81, 1 vol.); voucher book (1880-81); construction contracts, reports, etc. (1881-82, 0.3 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-038.
NEW RIVER RAILROAD, MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (VIRGINIA). RECORDS, 1873-82. Chartered in Virginia (1873); name changed to New River Railroad (1877); consolidated with the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1882. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1873-79, 1 vol.); capital stock ledger (1 vol.); correspondence, rights-of-way, etc. (1881-82, 0.3 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-040.
NEW RIVER RAILROAD, MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF WEST VIRGINIA. RECORDS, 1874-81. Incorporated in West Virginia (1874) for the purpose of operating a railroad between the mouth of the Greenbrier River and the line of the New River Railroad, Mining and Manufacturing Company (Virginia Consolidated with the Blue Stone Railroad Company (1881) to form the New River Railroad Company of West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1874-81, 2 vols.); cash book (1879-81, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-041.
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY OF ILLINOIS. RECORDS, 1881. 1 vol. Organized in 1881 for the purpose of constructing a railway from Chicago, Illinois, to the Indiana border. Consolidated that same year with the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway Company of New York; the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway Company of Pennsylvania; the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Ohio; and the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Indiana to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-111.
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY OF INDIANA. RECORDS, 1881. 1 vol. Organized in 1881 for the purpose of constructing a railway from Allen County, Indiana, to the Ohio border. Consolidated that same year with the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway Company of New York; the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway Company of Pennsylvania; the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Ohio; and the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Illinois to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-112.
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY OF OHIO. RECORDS, 1881. 1 vol. Organized in 1881 for the purpose of constructing a railway from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to Ashtabula County, Ohio. Consolidated that same year with the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway Company of New York; the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway Company of Pennsylvania; the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Indiana; and the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Illinois to form the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-113.
NEW YORK, CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887, 1916-23, 1951-52. 0.5 cu. ft. Formed in 1887 through the consolidation of the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, the Cleveland and State Line Railroad Company, the Fort Wayne and Illinois Railroad Company, and the Erie and State Line Railroad Company. Popularly known as the "Nickel Plate Road." Ran from Buffalo, New York, to the Indiana-Illinois border. Records include executive committee minutes (1916-22, 1 vol.) and directors' minutes (1887, 1 vol.), and photographs, maps, and correspondence from the early 1950s of or referring to railroad track in Cleveland, Ohio. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-114.
NEW YORK, CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-87. 4 vols. Formed in 1881 through the consolidation of the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway Company of New York; the Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway of Pennsylvania; the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Ohio; the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Indiana; and the New York and Chicago Railway Company of Illinois to form a continuous line from Buffalo, New York, to Chicago, Illinois. Property sold in 1887 and reorganized as the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-118.
NORFOLK AND PETERSBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1853-71. Ran from Norfolk to Petersburg, Virginia (81 miles). Chartered in Virginia (1851); consolidated in 1870 with the Southside, Virginia and Tennessee, and Virginia and Kentucky railroads to form the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1853-69, 2 vols.); stock ledger (1 vol.); stock transfer book (1 vol.); financial journals (1855-71, 8 vols.); cash books (1858-62, 1865-66, 2 vols.); ledgers (1858-62, 1866-71, 7 vols.); chief engineer's account book (1853-56, 1 vol.); chief engineer's accounts with assistants (1854-58, 1 vol.); construction accounts (1854-58, 2 vols.); bonds given for the hire of Negro slaves (1858, 1 vol.); subject files (1857-69, 0.5 cu. ft.); annual reports (1869-70). Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-042.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-96. Organized in 1881, growing directly out of the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad. Primarily a line carrying agricultural products at its inception, the Norfolk and Western rapidly became associated with coal transportation and with the mineral development of Southwest Virginia and West Virginia. In 1881 it acquired the franchises to four companies: the New River Railroad, the New River Railroad, Mining and Manufacturing Company, the Bluestone Railroad, and the East River Railroad. These became the basis for the Norfolk and Western's New River Division, which ran to the coal fields of the southwestern part of Virginia and West Virginia. In the 1890s the Norfolk and Western continued to expand and grow, but was forced to go into receivership in 1895, to emerge in 1896 as the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. The records include directors', stockholders', officers', and committee minutes (1881-96, 15 vols.); indexes to minutes (1883-86, 4 vols.); indexes to secretary's papers (1881-90, 1 vol.); index to valuable papers (1881-92, 1 vol.); stock ledgers (13 vols.); indexes to stock ledgers (5 vols.); real estate ledgers showing property owned (1881-90, 3 vols.); index of registered bonds (1 vol.); stock list of Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad, Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, Southside Railroad, and Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad (1880, 1 vol.); register of common stock certificates returned (1881-95, 1 vol.); rolling stock records (1886-96, 3 vols.); inventory and appraisal of equipment (1895, 1 vol.); treasurer's letter books (1881-96, 91 vols.); treasurer's statements (1882-96, 9 vols.); treasurer's bank deposits (1893-94, 1 vol.); treasurer's miscellaneous memoranda (1886-95, 2 vols.); treasurer's newspaper clipping scrapbook (1881-96, 1 vol.); unclaimed wages (1881-88, 2 vols.); advances on payroll (1895-97, 1 vol.); contract ledger (1881, 1 vol.); construction expenditures (1883-87, 1 vol.); sealed instruments (1887-96, 1 vol.); register of recorded papers (1883-91, 1 vol.); arbitration correspondence (1894, 1 vol.); arbitration record books (1894-96, 4 vols.); pass register (1884-89, 1 vol.); catalogue of map tracings and blue prints (1 vol.); executive correspondence, reports, subject files, and contracts of George F. Tyler and Frederick J. Kimball (1881-96, 20 cu. ft.); indexes to letters (1895-96, 3 vols.); scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1882-93, 17 vols.); receiver's records (1895-98, 3 vols.); minutes of executive reorganization committee meetings (1895-99, 1 vol.); annual reports and other printed materials (1881-96). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-043.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1896-1933. Reorganized in 1896 from the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Records include executive correspondence and subject files of president Lucius E. Johnson (1905-18, 35 cu. ft.) and card index to them (ca. 10,000 entries); preferred stock index ledgers (2 vols.); treasurer's letter books (1896-97, 11 vols.); records of auditor's claims (1896-99, 1 vol.); inventory and appraisal of equipment (1896, 1 vol.); rolling stock records (1909-21, 2 vols.); letters received index (1904-08, 2 vols.); account book (1914-24, 1 vol.); cash books (1925-30, 6 vols.); estimated expenditures (1918-19, 1 vol.); sealed instruments (1896-1911, 1 vol.); unclaimed wages (1896-1933, 6 vols.); annual reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission (1916-61, 46 vols.), advances on payrolls (1898-1930, 27 vols.); files dealing with labor disputes, train robberies, World War I, and train accidents (1915-30, 13 cu. ft.); timetables (1897-1969, 25 cu. ft.); photographs (ca. 1896-1960, 20 cu. ft.); annual reports and other printed materials (1896-1930). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-044.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. CONSTRUCTION SITE PHOTOGRAPHS, 1967-81, n.d. 0.6 cu. ft. Collection of approximately 360 photographs of railroad construction in Southwest Virginia. Ms97-027.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. HISTORICAL BRIDGE DRAWINGS COLLECTION, 1873-1994 (bulk 1890-1965). 607 cu. ft. The collection is comprised primarily of blueprints and plans for railroad bridges built along railroad lines owned by Norfolk and Western Railway Company which were either retired or removed prior to 1981. The majority of collection pertains to structures in Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and West Virginia, but it also documents railroad property in Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and the Canadian province of Ontario. Other structures documented include crossings, turntables, and tunnels. The collection also contains photographs, reports, and correspondence. A partial inventory to the collection is available at the repository. Unprocessed. Ms94-004.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, ca. 1905-69. Ca. 35.0 cu. ft. Collection contains ca. 10,000 photographic images taken by the Norfolk and Western Railway's Public Relations Department. Subjects include locomotives; cars; coal mines; stations; cities and towns; Roanoke, Virginia, and the Hotel Roanoke; farm scenes; resorts; train wrecks; colleges and universities; group and individual portraits; and caves and caverns. Some photographs date from as early as the 1880s, and a large group of glass plates dates from the early 1900s, but the bulk of the photograph collection dates from the 1920s or later. Other railroads covered by the collection in addition to the Norfolk and Western include the Atlantic and Danville; the Atlantic, Mississippi, and Ohio; the Big Stony; the Chesapeake and Ohio; the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, and Virginia; the Lynchburg and Durham; the New River, Holston, and Western; the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis; the Norfolk and Virginia Beach; the Ohio Railroad; the Ohio and Northwestern; the Ohio River and Columbus; the Ohio River and Western; the Virginian; the Virginia and Tennessee; and the Wabash. Images of the photographs are available on the VTImagebase. Ms88-120.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. LAW DEPARTMENT RECORDS, 1874-1875, 1882-1886, 1956. 204 cu. ft. Copies of correspondence bound in letter books written by the general solicitors and general counsels of the Norfolk & Western Railroad and the Norfolk & Western Railway companies, on various legal matters associated with the railroads. Unprocessed. Ms98-005.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. PERSONNEL RECORDS, 1874-1907, 1930-57. 7.0 cu. ft. and 3 vols. Personnel records, filed by social security number, of Norfolk & Western Railway Company employees, compiled in the 1940s and 1950s by the company's Relief and Pension Department for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Information includes employee's date of birth and personnel record (occupation, when started employment, when ended employment, department, and location or division). Most of the employees worked for the company in the early 1900s. Also includes three volumes of manuscript personnel records (1874-1907) listing name of worker, age, marital status, date he began employment, jobs worked, and wages earned. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Norfolk & Western Railway Archives. Ms92-058.
NORFOLK DRAWBRIDGE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1832-81. Chartered in 1803 for the purpose of building a drawbridge over the Elizabeth River in Norfolk County, Virginia; acquired by the Norfolk and Western Railroad (1881). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881, 1 vol.); stock ledger and receipt books (1832-81, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-045.
NORFOLK TERMINAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1882-89. Line ran from Norfolk to Lambert's Point, Virginia (5 miles). Chartered in Virginia (1882) for the purpose of operating wharves, storehouses, and grain elevators in addition to building and operating a railroad. Consolidated with the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1889). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1882-89, 1 vol.); construction contracts, stock transfers, deeds, etc. (1883-88, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-046.
NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1899-1940. Ran from Virgilina, Virginia, to Holloway Mines, North Carolina (5 miles). Incorporated in North Carolina and South Carolina (1899); controlled by the Atlantic and Danville Railroad Company. Part of the Southern Railway system after August 1899. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1899-1940, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-116.
NORTH CAROLINA MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-97. Formed in 1880 by the consolidation of the Dan Valley and Yadkin River Railroad Company (of North Carolina) with the Winston-Salem and Madison Railroad Company and the Winston-Salem and Mooresville Railroad Company. Records include correspondence, contracts, right-of-way deeds, etc. (1880-97, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-117.
NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1849-91. Incorporated in North Carolina (1849) with the authority to construct a railroad from Charlotte, North Carolina, to connect with the line of the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad. Line opened from Goldsboro to Charlotte (223 miles) in 1856. Leased to the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company (1871-94); operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include correspondence, contracts, etc. (1849-91, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-118.
NORTH-EASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-92. Main line ran from Athens to Lula, Georgia (39 miles). Incorporated in Georgia (1854) for the purpose of connecting Athens with the Blue Ridge Railroad at Clayton, Georgia. Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1881-93); operated by the state of Georgia (1893-99); consolidated with the Southern Railway Company in 1899. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1877-92, 2 vols.); contracts, deeds, etc. (1872-89, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-119.
NORTH MISSOURI RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1861-72. 1 vol. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-118.
NORTHERN ALABAMA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1895-1939. Ran from Sheffield to Parrish, Alabama (96 miles). Reorganized from the Birmingham, Sheffield and Tennessee River Railway Company (1896); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1899. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1895-1939, 2 vols.); contracts, correspondence, etc. (1895-1903, 0.2 cu. ft.); annual reports (1920-1939). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-120.
NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1868-95. Organized in North Carolina (1868) for the purpose of building a railroad from Greensboro to Lexington, North Carolina. Constructed by the Richmond and Danville Railroad from Greensboro to Wilkesboro, North Carolina (100 miles, 1872-90). Leased by the Richmond and Danville (1890-94); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1868-95, 2 vols.); executive committee minutes (1888-90, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1869-90, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-121.
OHIO RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-81. 1 vol. Formed in 1879 for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Paulding County to West Salem, Ohio. Consolidated in 1880 with the New York, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company, which was sold in 1881 to the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-120.
OHIO RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-80. Chartered in Ohio (1877) for the purpose of building a railroad to connect Portsmouth and Gallipolis, Ohio; acquired by the Scioto Valley Railway Company (1880). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1877-80, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-047.
ORANGE, ALEXANDRIA AND MANASSAS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1870-72. Created in 1867 through the consolidation of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company with the Manassas Gap Railroad Company. Consolidated (1872) with the Lynchburg and Danville Railroad Company to form the Virginia and North Carolina Railroad Company. Records include correspondence, contracts, etc. (1870-72, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-122.
ORANGE AND ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1855-67. Incorporated in Virginia (1848) for the purpose of building a railroad from Gordonsville to Alexandria, Virginia. Consolidated with the Manassas Gap Railroad Company. Records include correspondence, legal files, etc. (1855-67, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-123.
ORE BELT RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1888-1914. Initially ran from Cave Springs, Georgia to the Georgia & Alabama Mining Company (5.6 miles). Incorporated in Georgia (1887). Controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1900. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1888-1914, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-124.
ORLEANS, WEST BADEN AND FRENCH LICK SPRINGS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1888-97. Ran from Orleans to French Lick Springs, Indiana (18 miles). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1888-97, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-125.
OXFORD AND CLARKSVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-95. Incorporated in North Carolina (1885). Line opened from the Virginia state line to Durham, North Carolina (50 miles) in 1888. Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1888-94); operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1886-95, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-126.
OXFORD AND HENDERSON RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-95. Incorporated in North Carolina (1871); stock subscription authorized in 1879. Line opened from Oxford to Henderson, North Carolina (12 miles) in 1881. Controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company (1881-88); leased by the Richmond and Danville Railroad (1888-94); operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1879-95, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-127.
PIEDMONT RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1862-95. Incorporated in North Carolina (1862) for the purpose of connecting the Richmond and Danville Railroad with the North Carolina Railroad. Financed by the Confederate government. Line opened from Danville, Virginia, to Greensboro, North Carolina (48 miles) in 1864. Operated by the U. S. government (1865); part of the Richmond and Danville system (1866-94); acquired by the Southern Railway Company (1894). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1862-95, 2 vols.); annual reports (1863-67). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-128.
PIKE COUNTY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1857-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Formed in 1857 to construct and use a railroad from Naples to Hannibal, Missouri. Sold in 1865 to the Hannibal and Naples Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-121.
PITTSBURGH, AKRON AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1904-39. 2 vols. Formed in 1904 through the reorganization of the Pittsburgh and State Line Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and director's minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Company Archives. Ms90-139.
PITTSBURGH AND WEST VIRGINIA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1938-64. 26 vols. Formed in 1917 from the reorganized Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad Company. Leased by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company in 1964, and merged in the Norfolk and Western's Pennsylvania Division by the 1970s. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-122.
PITTSBURGH RAILROAD AND COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1863-65. Organized in Illinois (1863) through an amendment changing the name of the St. Clair Railroad and Coal Company. Name changed to the Illinois and St. Louis Railroad and Coal Company (1865). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1863-65, 1 vol.); accounts, payrolls, etc. (1863-64, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-129.
POCAHONTAS AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1904-12. Chartered in Virginia (1904) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Pocahontas to Harmon's Gap, Virginia (8 miles). Controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railway after 1910; dissolved in 1912. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1904-12, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-048.
POCAHONTAS COAL AND COKE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1927-39. Incorporated in New Jersey (1901) with the authority to purchase and lease coal lands and rights in Virginia and West Virginia; controlled by Norfolk and Western Railway. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1927-39, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-050.
POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1885-1909. Chartered in Virginia (1884) for the purpose of developing coal and coke lands; controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1885-1909, 1 vol.); stock ledger (1 vol.); contracts, leases, etc. (1889-96, 0.3 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-049.
POND CREEK BY-PRODUCTS COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1918-21. Incorporated in West Virginia (1918) for the purpose of developing coal and timber lands in Pike County, Kentucky. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1918-21, 1 vol.); leases, deeds, contracts, etc. (1918, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-051.
POWELLS VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-88. Chartered in Tennessee (1886) for the purpose of building a railroad from Knoxville to Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Name changed to Knoxville, Cumberland Gap and Louisville Railroad Company (1888). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1886-88, 1 vol.); contracts, right-of-way deeds, etc. (1886-88, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-130.
RABUN GAP SHORT LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-81. Incorporated in North Carolina (1873); controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company (1881). Consolidated with the Knoxville and Augusta Railway Company and the Clayton Railroad Company in 1881 to form the Rabun Gap Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-81, 1 vol.); correspondence, etc. (1880-81, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-131.
RADFORD BRICK COMPANY. RECORDS, 1889-1917. Chartered in Virginia (1889) for the purpose of manufacturing brick in Radford, Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1889-1917, 1 vol.); stock ledger (1890-92, 1 vol.); scrapbook (1895-96, 1 vol.); letter books (1890-95, 5 vols.); correspondence and subject files (1890-1910, 2 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-052.
RADFORD SOUTHERN RAILROAD AND MINING COMPANY. RECORDS, 1899-1911. Chartered in Virginia (1898) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Radford, Virginia, to a point in Patrick County, Virginia, and developing timber and mineral lands in the area. Controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railway after 1903; dissolved in 1912. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1899-1911, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-055.
[RAILROAD STOCK CERTIFICATES AND BONDS, ca. 1840S-1910s]. 0.4 cu. ft. Collection of 138 United States railroad stock certificates and bonds from the 1840s to the 1910s, mostly from the 1870s through the 1890s. Most of the items have engraved pictures of trains and stations. The railroads include the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago Railway Company, the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad Company, and the Utica and Schenectady Railroad Company. One of the items, a stock certificate for the Michigan Central Railroad Company, is signed of loans made to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms91-066.
RICHMOND AND DANVILLE EXTENSION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-93. Incorporated in New Jersey (1881) with the authority to construct and equip railroads in the United States; controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company. Constructed the Georgia Pacific Railway from Atlanta, Georgia, to Greenville, Mississippi. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-93, 2 vols.); correspondence of John W. Johnston, construction contracts, estimates, etc. (1881-92, 1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-132.
RICHMOND AND DANVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1847-94. Incorporated in Virginia (1847); main line opened from Richmond to Danville, Virginia (140 miles) in 1856. Grew through purchase, lease, or other means to ca. 3300 miles of railroad by 1890. Controlled by the Richmond and West Point Terminal Railway and Warehouse Company (1886-94); reorganized as the Southern Railway Company (1894). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1847-94, 3 vols.); pool committee minutes (1881-82, 1 vol.); special examining committee minutes (1876, 1 vol.); executive committee minutes (1883-92, 3 vols.); correspondence of Herman Haupt, John W. Johnston, and others; contracts, deeds, reports, etc. (1850-95, 1.3 cu. ft.); annual reports (1849-91). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-133.
RICHMOND AND MECKLENBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-1950. Ran from Keysville to Clarksville, Virginia (31 miles). Incorporated in Virginia (1875); operated by the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company (1884-94) and by the Southern Railway Company (1894-98). Leased to Southern Railway after 1898. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1879-1950, 5 vols.); contracts, deeds, etc. (1880-82, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-134.
RICHMOND AND WEST POINT TERMINAL RAILWAY AND WAREHOUSE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-94. Holding company organized in Virginia (1880) in the interest of the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company for the purpose of subscribing to the stock of railroads in Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, and Alabama. Acquired control of 1,840 miles of railroad by 1885; in 1886, gained control of the Richmond and Danville. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-94, 5 vols.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1884-90, 0.3 cu. ft.); scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1886-93, 6 vols.); annual reports (1882-92). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-135.
RICHMOND, YORK RIVER AND CHESAPEAKE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-94. Ran from Richmond to West Point, Virginia (39 miles). Reorganized in 1873 from the Richmond and York River Railroad Company. Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1881-94); operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-94, 1 vol.); contracts, inventories, etc. (1881-82, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-136.
ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-96. Ran from Roanoke, Virginia to Winston-Salem, North Carolina (121 miles). Chartered in Virginia (1886); leased to the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1892. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1886-96, 1 vol.); stock ledger and index (2 vols.); subscription books (1886-90, 3 vols.); contracts, reports, etc. (1887-95, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-056.
ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY OF NORTH CAROLINA. RECORDS, 1887-88. Chartered in North Carolina (1887); consolidated with the Roanoke and Southern Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-88, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-057.
ROANOKE LAND AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1888-89. Land development company in Roanoke, Virginia. Records include survey book listing lots for sale or sold (1888-89, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms88-020.
ROANOKE MACHINE WORKS. RECORDS, 1881-97. Chartered in Virginia (1881) for the purpose of building and repairing railroad engines and cars; controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Works situated in Roanoke, Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-97, 1 vol.); stock ledger (1881-88, 1 vol.); first mortgage bond ledger (1883-84, 1 vol.); account books (1885-95, 2 vols.); voucher indexes (1884-96, 3 vols.); construction contracts, equipment leases (1881-95, 1.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-058.
ROANOKE VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1854-75. Incorporated in North Carolina and Virginia (1851) for the purpose of building a railroad from Clarksville, Virginia, to Ridgeway, North Carolina; line opened from Manson to Clarksville in 1855. Reorganized in the interest of the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company (1871-74) under the same name; reorganized a second time under the same name in 1875. Records include correspondence, contracts, subscription lists, etc. (1854-75, 0.3 cu. ft.); annual reports (1852-67). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-137.
ROSWELL RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-1913. Incorporated in Georgia (1879) with the reorganization of the Atlanta and Roswell Railroad Company. Controlled by the Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railroad Company (1881), which constructed the line from Roswell, Georgia, to Chamblee, Georgia (10 miles). Operated by the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company (1881-94) and by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-1913, 2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-138.
ST. CHARLES BRIDGE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1868-73. 1 vol. Formed in 1868 for the purpose of constructing a railroad bridge across the Missouri River, from St. Charles to St. Louis county, Missouri. Leased to the North Missouri Railroad Company in 1869. Sold in 1873 to the St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-123.
ST. CLAIR RAILROAD AND COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1853-63. Formed in 1853 by an act that changed the name of the St. Clair Railroad Company. Name changed in 1863 to the Pittsburgh Railroad and Coal Company. Records include correspondence, deeds, etc. (1853-63, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-139.
ST. CLAIR RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1841-53. Incorporated in Illinois (1841) for the purpose of building a railroad in St. Clair County; name changed to St. Clair Railroad and Coal Company in 1853. Records include charter and related acts (1841-53); deeds, etc. (1848-52, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-140.
ST. LOUIS, COUNCIL BLUFFS AND OMAHA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1922-34. 1 vol. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-124.
ST. LOUIS, JERSEYVILLE AND SPRINGFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-86. 1 vol. Formed in 1880; ran from Springfield to Jersey County, Illinois. Leased to the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway Company in 1881 until 1886, when the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific became insolvent. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-125.
ST. LOUIS, MT. CARMEL AND NEW ALBANY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1871-72. Incorporated in Illinois (1869) with the authority to build a railroad from the east bank of the Mississippi River to Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Consolidated with the Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Air Line Railway Company of Indiana (1872) to form the Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Air Line Railway Company. Records include unbound stockholders' and directors' minutes (1872, 0.1 cu. ft.); right-of-way deeds (1871-72, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-141.
ST. LOUIS, OTTUMWA AND CEDAR RAPIDS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1875-92. 1 vol. Formed in 1875 for the purpose of constructing, operating, and owning a railway that ran from Ottumwa to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sold in 1892 to the Wabash Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-126.
SALISBURY AND GLASGOW RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877. 1 vol. Formed in 1877 to run between Salisbury and Glasgow, Wisconsin. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-127.
SANDERSVILLE AND TENNILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1876-90. Incorporated in Georgia (1875) with the authority to construct a railroad from Sandersville to Tennille (4 miles). Leased to the Augusta Southern Railroad Company (1893); consolidated with the Augusta Southern in 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1876-90, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-142.
SCIOTO VALLEY AND NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1890-96. Reorganized from the Scioto Valley Railway Company (1890); controlled by Norfolk and Western Railroad. Records include minutes, statements on earning and expenses, printed materials (1890-96, 0.4 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-061.
SCIOTO VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-90. Ran from Columbus to Petersburg, Ohio (131 miles). Chartered in Ohio (1875). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-90, 2 vols.); contracts, etc. (1880-89, 0.1 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-060.
SELMA AND MERIDIAN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1865-77. Ran from Selma to York, Alabama (78 miles). Organized in Alabama (1864) by a charter amendment that changed the name of the Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad Company. Sold and reorganized as the Alabama Central Railroad Company (1871-77). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1865-77, 1 vol.); lists of stockholders (2 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-143.
SHARP, THOMAS ROBINSON (1834-?). PAPERS, 1859-1908. 0.8 cu. ft. Railroad official for several railroads in the eastern United States in the mid to late 1800s, born in Mt. Carbon, Pennsylvania. Served as superintendent for the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (1853-54), East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad (1854), Petersburg Railroad (1855-56), Alabama & Florida Railroad (1857-59), Richmond & York River Railroad (1859-60), and Savannah & Memphis Railroad (1871-72). Served as military road superintendent of the Confederate States of America from June 1861 to April 1865. Master of transportation for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (1872-77), receiver for the Long Island Railroad (1877-80), president of the Danville, Mocksville & Southwestern Railroad Company (1880-?), president of the Cincinnati, Wheeling & New York Railroad (1883-?), and general manager of the Kanawha & Ohio Railroad (1886-?). Papers consist of journals, scrapbooks, and correspondence copy books created by Sharp, most with information about his work with the railroads. Inventory available. Ms97-019.
SHEFFIELD AND BIRMINGHAM RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1885-87. Incorporated in Alabama (1885); consolidated with the Alabama and Tennessee Coal and Iron Company (1887) to form the Sheffield and Birmingham Coal and Iron and Railway Company. Records include construction contracts, correspondence, etc. (1885-87, 0.3 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-144.
SHENANDOAH VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1870-90. Ran from Hagerstown, Maryland, to Roanoke, Virginia (238 miles). Chartered in Virginia (1867). Controlled by the Norfolk and Western Railroad after 1883; purchased by Norfolk and Western in 1890. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1870-91, 7 vols.); indexes to minutes (1870, 1887, 2 vols.); index to papers (1870-80, 1 vol.); president's letters received and written index (1881-84, 1 vol.); secretary's letter books (1881-84, 3 vols.); treasurer's statements (1880-89, 7 vols.); treasurer's scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1881-83, 1 vol.); construction cash books and journals (1879-81, 3 vols.); construction ledger (1879-81, 1 vol.); financial journals (1879-85, 5 vols.); ledger (1879-81, 1 vol.); daily estimates of gross earnings (1886-89, 1 vol.); register of income mortgage bonds (1883-90, 1 vol.); bond book (1879-80, 1 vol.); stock and bond subscriptions (1881-82, 1 vol.); drafts issued (1880, 1 vol.); treasurer's memoranda (1880-89, 2 vols.); statements of receiver's receipts and disbursements (1887-90, 4 vols.); executive correspondence, reports, subject files, and contracts including correspondence of F. J. Kimball, Herman Haupt, Joseph Doran, J.B. Austin, and others (1870-91, 4 cu. ft.); scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1881-86, 4 vols.); circulars, timetables, etc. (1885-87, 1 vol.); annual reports and other printed materials (1870-90). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-092.
SHENANDOAH VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1890-1920. Reorganized from the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Company; owned by Norfolk and Western Railroad. Records include minutes of the purchasing committee (1890-91, 1 vol.); purchasers', stockholders', and directors' minutes (1890-1920, 1 vol.); contracts, deeds, etc. (1890-93, 0.3 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-062.
SIEVERN AND KNOXVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1933. Ran from Sievern to Batesburg, South Carolina (17 miles). Reorganized in South Carolina (1898) from the Greenwood, Anderson and Western Railway Company; controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1899. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1933, 2 vols.); annual reports (1924-29). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-145.
SLOAN'S VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-08. Incorporated in Kentucky (1906) for the purpose of constructing a railroad in Pulaski and Whitley counties. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-08, 1 vol.); correspondence, etc. (1907-08, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-146.
SMITH, FRANK. RESEARCH PAPER, 1989. 0.1 cu. ft. Shelbyville, Kentucky, resident. Typescript copy of "The Bridge at Tyrone," by Smith about the construction in 1889 of a railroad bridge in Tyrone, Kentucky, owned by the Louisville Southern Railroad. Ms90-006.
SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA EXTENSION RAILROAD COMPANY OF SOUTH CAROLINA. RECORDS, 1898-1902. Reorganized in South Carolina (1898) from the Ohio River and Charleston Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1902, 2 vols.); contracts (1900-01, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-147.
SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1894-1902. Reorganized in 1894 from the South Carolina Railway Company; controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1899. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1894-1902, 1 vol.); correspondence, reports, contracts, etc. (1894-1900, 2 cu. ft.); annual reports (1895-1901). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-148.
SOUTH CAROLINA CANAL AND RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1835-41. Chartered in South Carolina (1827) for the purpose of constructing railroads or canals from Charleston, South Carolina, to Columbia, Camden, and Hamburg, South Carolina;. Railroad line opened from Charleston to Hamburg (136 miles) in 1833. Consolidated with the South Carolina Railroad in 1844. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1835-41, 1 vol.); annual reports (1829-43). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-149.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-94. Reorganized from the South Carolina Railroad Company (1881); went into receivership in 1889 and reorganized as the South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Company (1894). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-89, 1 vol.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1881-94, 0.2 cu. ft.); annual reports (1881-93). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-150.
SOUTH WEST VIRGINIA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1901-08. Incorporated in West Virginia (1901) for the purpose of building a railroad in McDowell County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1901-08, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-064.
SOUTHERN BELT RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1904. Incorporated in Georgia (1904) for the purpose of building a belt railway in Fulton County to connect with the lines of the Southern Railway Company. Controlled by Southern Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1904, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-151.
SOUTHERN IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-90. Incorporated in New Jersey (1886) for the purpose of developing and promoting local resources along the line of the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. Records include contracts, correspondence, etc. (1886-90, 0.2 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-152.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-1972. Organized in 1894 from the bankrupt Richmond and Danville Railroad Company and several other railroad companies. Headquarters were in Washington, D.C. Records include the presidential files (1891-95, 4.4 cu. ft.) of Samuel Spencer (president, 1891-1903) on such topics as employment, passes, payrolls, and rates on coal and iron; and miscellaneous vice presidential files (1894-1972, 15 cu. ft.) consisting of correspondence, photographs, court proceedings, books and pamphlets, distance books, financial records, and information concerning railroad tariffs, strikes, stocks and bonds, war loans, legal issues, and cotton and coal sales, of W.H. Baldwin, Jr., William W. Finley (later president, 1903-13), and others. Southern Railway Archives. Inventory Available. Ms87-063.
SOUTHSIDE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1849-73. Ran from Petersburg to Lynchburg, Virginia (123 miles). Incorporated in Virginia (1846). Consolidated with the Norfolk and Petersburg, Virginia and Tennessee, and Virginia and Kentucky railroads (1870) to form the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1849-68, 4 vols.); stock ledger (1 vol.); financial journals (1864-71, 5 vols.); cash book (1868-71, 1 vol.); bills payable and receivable (1854-60, 1866-71, 2 vols.); ledgers (1860-62, 1865-71, 7 vols.); bonds, stock balance sheet, etc. (1871-73, 0.5 cu. ft.); annual reports (1865-70). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-063.
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880. Formed in 1880 to open and operate a coal mine and build a mining town (Pocahontas) at the terminus of the Norfolk and Western Railroad line in Tazewell County, Virginia. Reorganized in 1917 as the Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries Company. Records include incorporators' minutes (1880, 1vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Company Archives. Ms90-030.
SPARTANBURG AND UNION RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1851-73. Incorporated in South Carolina (1847) for the purpose of building a railroad from Spartanburg to Union, South Carolina, to connect with the Greenville and Columbia or the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad. Reorganized in 1878-81 as the Spartanburg, Union and Columbia Railroad Company. Records include directors' minutes (1851-73, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-153.
SPARTANBURG, UNION AND COLUMBIA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-95. Ran from Spartanburg to Alston, South Carolina (68 miles). Reorganized from the Spartanburg and Union Railroad Company (1878-81). Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1881-94); controlled by the Southern Railway Company after 1895. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1877-95, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-154.
SPRINGFIELD AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1878-81. 1 vol. Formed in 1878; ran from Springfield to Havana, Illinois. Purchased in 1881 by the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-128.
STATE LINE CONNECTING RAILWAY COMPANY. STOCK LEDGER, 1900-48. 1 vol. Records consist of a ledger listing shares of stock. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-129.
STATESVILLE AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-1900. Incorporated in North Carolina (1887) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Statesville, North Carolina, to the Tennessee state line. Controlled by the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company (1888-94) and by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-1900, 3 vols.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-155.
SUMTER AND WATEREE RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1898-1903. Incorporated in South Carolina (1898) for the purpose of connecting the city of Sumter with the South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Company at Camden. Line opened from Sumter to Sumter Junction, South Carolina (16 miles) in 1899; operated as part of the Southern Railway system after 1899. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1898-1903, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-156.
TENNESSEE AND OHIO RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1885-89. Incorporated in Tennessee (1884) and assumed control of the Rogersville and Jefferson Railroad, which ran from Rogersville Junction, Tennessee, to Rogersville, Tennessee (16 miles). Controlled by the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway Company (1889-94) and by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1885-89, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-157.
TENNESSEE NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1897-1903. Incorporated in Tennessee (1897) for the purpose of building a railroad in Campbell County, Tennessee, to connect with the Knoxville and Ohio Railroad. Acquired by Knoxville and Ohio Railroad in 1903. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1897-1903, 1 vol.); contracts, correspondence, etc. (1897-1903, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-158.
TIDEWATER COMPANY. RECORDS, 1909-25. Incorporated in West Virginia; name changed from Tidewater Construction Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1909-20, 1 vol.); treasurer's letter books (1911-25, 3 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-065.
TIDEWATER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1907-08. Incorporated in West Virginia (1907) for the purpose of constructing railways. Name changed to Tidewater Company (1909). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1907-08, 1 vol.); treasurer's letter book (1908, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-066.
TIDEWATER RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1904-07. Incorporated in Virginia (1904) for the purpose of constructing a railroad between Norfolk, Virginia, and Deepwater, West Virginia. Charter amended and name changed to the Virginian Railway in 1907. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1904-07, 1 vol.); deeds, bills of sale, etc. (1904-07, 1 vol.); treasurer's letter book (1904-07, 2 vols.); letter books (1903-07, 4 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-067.
TOLEDO AND CHICAGO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1901. 1 vol. Formed in 1901 for the purpose of constructing, owning, and operating a railroad running from Montpelier to Toledo, Ohio. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-130.
TOLEDO AND ILLINOIS RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1853-56. 0.1 cu. ft. Formed in 1853 to construct a railroad from Toledo, Ohio, to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Consolidated in 1856 with the Lake Erie, Wabash and St. Louis Railroad Company to form the Toledo, Wabash and Western Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-102.
TOLEDO AND WABASH RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1860-75. 1 vol. Formed in 1865 from the bankrupt Toledo, Wabash and Western Railroad Company. Ran from Toledo, Ohio, to Quincy, Illinois, and Keokuk, Iowa (520 miles). Placed in receivership in 1875 and emerged in 1877 as the Wabash Railway Company. Records include executive committee minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-133.
TOLEDO AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1924-37. 2 vols. Formed in 1924; ran from Toledo to Williams County, Ohio. Dissolved in 1937. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-135.
TOLEDO, DELPHOS AND INDIANAPOLIS RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1872-79. 1 vol. Formed in 1872; ran from Toledo, Ohio, to the Indiana state line in Mercer County, Ohio. Consolidated in 1879 with the Delphos, Bluffton and Frankfort Railroad Company, the Delphos and Kokomo Railway Company, and the Toledo and Maumee Narrow-Gauge Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-131.
TOLEDO, ST. LOUIS AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1900-23. 14 vols. Formed in 1900 from the reorganized Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad Company. Ran from Toledo, Ohio, to East St. Louis, Illinois. Consolidated with the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company in 1923. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-132.
TOLEDO, WABASH AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1856-58. 0.1 cu. ft. Formed in 1856 through the consolidation of the Lake Erie, Wabash and St. Louis Railroad Company and the Toledo and Illinois Railroad Company. Went into receivership in 1865 and emerged as the Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-103.
TOLEDO, WABASH AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1865-76. 2 vols. Formed in 1865 through the consolidation of the Toledo and Wabash Railway Company, the Great Western Railroad Company of 1859, the Quincy and Toledo Railroad Company, and the Illinois and Southern Iowa Railroad Company. Ran from Toledo, Ohio, to the Mississippi River. Dissolved in 1877. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms90-134.
TUG RIVER AND KENTUCKY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1914-36. Chartered in Kentucky (1914) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Pike County, Kentucky, to Mingo County, West Virginia (17 miles). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1914-36, 1 vol.); account books (1914-21, 3 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-093.
TUG RIVER AND NORTH FORK RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1899-1902. Incorporated in West Virginia (1899) for the purpose of building a railroad in McDowell County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1899-1902, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-069.
TUSCUMBIA, COURTLAND AND DECATUR RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1832-43. Chartered in Alabama (1832) to extend the Tuscumbia Railway, which ran from Tuscumbia, Alabama, to the Tennessee River (2 miles). Completed to Courtland, Alabama, by 1834. Sold and reorganized as the Tennessee Valley Railroad Company in 1848. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1832-43, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-159.
VENICE AND CARONDELET RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-89. Incorporated in Illinois (1880) for the purpose of building a belt railroad around East St. Louis, Illinois. Leased by the Illinois and St. Louis Railroad and Coal Company (1889); consolidated with several other railroads in 1889 to form the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1880-89, 1 vol.); deeds, accounts, etc. (1880-82, 0.1 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-160.
VILLA RICA BRANCH RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1901-02. Incorporated in Georgia (1901) for the purpose of building a branch railroad in Carroll County, Georgia. Acquired by the Southern Railway Company in 1902. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1901-02, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-161.
VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1860-71. Chartered in Virginia (1853) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Bristol, Tennessee, to Cumberland Gap, Tennessee; construction never begun. Acquired by the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad in 1870. Records include directors' minutes (1860-62, 1866, 1 vol.); ledger (1860-66, 1 vol.); letter book (1869-71, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-070.
VIRGINIA AND OHIO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-90. Incorporated in West Virginia (1887) for the purpose of building a railroad from McDowell County to Cabell County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-90, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-071.
VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1904-08. Incorporated in Virginia (1904) for the purpose of building a railroad from Bristol to Appalachia, Virginia. Records include incorporators', stockholders', and directors' minutes (1904-08, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-162.
VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1848-71. Ran from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Bristol, Tennessee (204 miles). Incorporated in Virginia (1848) as the Lynchburg and Tennessee Railroad; name changed to Virginia and Tennessee in 1849. Consolidated with the Southside, Norfolk and Petersburg, and Virginia and Kentucky railroads in 1870 to form the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Company Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1853-71, 3 vols.); draft stockholders' and directors' minutes (1855-57, 2 vols.); memoranda book (ca. 1869, 1 vol.); financial journals (1848-71, 17 vols.); day books (1855-67, 8 vols.); cash book (1866-68, 1 vol.); ledgers (1848-71, 20 vols.); contract ledgers (1852-67, 2 vols.); bills payable and receivable (1850-68, 2 vols.); stock ledgers (5 vols.); stock transfers (3 vols.); bond book (1 vol.); Salt Works Branch mortgage interest coupons (1857, 1 vol.); letter book (1859-60, 1 vol.); contracts, bonds, etc. (1849-71, 0.3 cu. ft.); annual reports (1852-70). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-073.
VIRGINIA, CAROLINA, AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-13. Incorporated in Virginia (1906) for the purpose of building a railroad in Washington and Grayson counties, Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-13, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-074.
VIRGINIA COMPANY. RECORDS, 1888-1921. Chartered in Virginia (1882) as the Iron Belt Land, Mining and Development Company for the purpose of acquiring real estate at various points along the Norfolk and Western Railroad line; name changed in 1888. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1917-20, 1 vol.); cash books (1903-21, 5 vols.); construction contracts, deeds, etc. (1888-95, 0.5 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-075.
VIRGINIA HOLDING CORPORATION. RECORDS, 1921-34. Incorporated in Virginia (1882) as the Iron Belt Land, Mining and Development Company; name changed to the Virginia Company (1888) and to the Virginia Holding Corporation (1920). Records include cash books (1921-34, 7 vols.); equipment trust fund accounts (1924-25, 1 vol.); miscellaneous printed materials. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-076.
VIRGINIA MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1881-97. Main line ran from Alexandria to Orange, Virginia, and from Charlottesville to North Danville, Virginia (203 miles). Reorganized in 1881 from the Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern Railroad Company. Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1881-94); consolidated with the Southern Railway Company (1894-98). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1881-97, 1 vol.); executive committee minutes (1893, 1 vol.); annual reports (1881-86); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1881-92, 0.5 cu. ft.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-163.
VIRGINIA MINERAL RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-1911. Incorporated in Virginia (1880) for the purpose of mining and transporting iron in Pulaski, Wythe, Carroll, and Grayson counties, Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-1911, 1 vol.); subject files (1893-95, 0.3 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-078.
VIRGINIAN AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1919-36. 2 volumes. Incorporated in West Virginia (1919) for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Wyoming County to Raleigh County, West Virginia. Leased by the Virginian Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1919-36). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-079.
VIRGINIAN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1907-26. Incorporated in Virginia (1904) as the Tidewater Railway Company; name changed to Virginian Railway in 1907. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1907-08, 1 vol.); letter books (1907-26, 6 vols.); printed documents (1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-080.
VIRGINIAN TERMINAL RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1907-36. Incorporated for the purpose of constructing and operating terminals, coal loading piers, etc., at Sewells Point, Virginia. Controlled by the Virginian Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1907-36, 1 vol.); letter book (1907-24, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-081.
VULCAN COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-20. Incorporated in West Virginia (1902) for the purpose of mining coal in Mingo County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-20, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-082.
WABASH RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1836-1954. Incorporated in Illinois (1836) as the Northern Cross Railroad; name changed to the Wabash Railway in 1877. Records include Chairman's Files (1871-1931), Financial Records (1895-1940), and Historical Files (1915-41). Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms2003-001.
WASHINGTON AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1887-90. Chartered in Virginia (1887) for the purpose of connecting Washington, D. C., with the line of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Company; consolidated with the Shenandoah Valley Railway Company (1889). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1887-90, 2 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-084.
WASHINGTON CITY, VIRGINIA MIDLAND AND GREAT SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1872-81. Formed in 1872 through the consolidation of the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company with the Lynchburg and Danville Railroad Company; originally called the Virginia and North Carolina Railroad Company. Reorganized in 1881 as the Virginia Midland Railway Company. Records include correspondence, contracts, etc. (1872-81, 0.5 cu. ft.); annual reports (1873-76). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-164.
WASHINGTON, OHIO AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1883-95. Ran from Alexandria to Round Hill, Virginia (50 miles). Reorganized from the Washington and Ohio Railroad Company (1883). Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1886-94); operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1883-95, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-165.
WATAUGA TURNPIKE COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-11. Incorporated in North Carolina (1906). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-11, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-166.
WEST SIDE BELT RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1906-17. Ran from Pittsburgh to Clairton, Pennsylvania (21 miles). Chartered in Pennsylvania (1895); controlled by the Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad and Coal Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1906-17, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-086.
WEST VIRGINIA AND IRONTON RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1888-90. Incorporated in West Virginia (1888) for the purpose of building a railroad from McDowell County to Wayne County, West Virginia; consolidated with the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1890). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1888-90, 2 vols.); subject files (1889-90, 0.7 cu. ft.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-087.
WEST VIRGINIA AND OHIO RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1886-90. Chartered in West Virginia (1886) to construct a railroad from a point on the New River Division of the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Mercer County, West Virginia, to Charleston, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1886-90, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-088.
WEST VIRGINIA SOUTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1902-10. Incorporated in West Virginia (1902) for the purpose of constructing a railroad in McDowell County, West Virginia. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1902-10, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-089.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1855-95. Incorporated in North Carolina (1855) for the purpose of constructing a railroad to connect the North Carolina Railroad and the Mississippi Valley. Main line opened from Salisbury to Point Rock, North Carolina (185 miles) in 1881. Part of the Richmond and Danville system (1880-94); operated by the Southern Railway Company after 1894. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1855-95, 5 vols.); correspondence, contracts, etc. (1880-91, 0.3 cu. ft.); annual reports (1855-66). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-167.
WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1877-79. Incorporated in North Carolina (1852) for the purpose of connecting Fayetteville with the coal regions of Moore County, North Carolina. Consolidated with the Mt. Airy Railroad Company in 1879 to form the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1877-79, 1 vol.); annual report (1858). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-168.
WHITLEY, O. GAINES. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, ca. 1912. Surveyor for the Norfolk & Western Railway Company in 1912 from Albemarle, North Carolina, who compiled two photograph albums of photographs taken while surveying property in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia for the railroad. Most of the people and locations in the photographs are unidentified. Ms95-021.
WILLIAMSON AND POND CREEK RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1912-36. Ran from Pond, West Virginia, to McVeigh, Kentucky (12 miles). Incorporated in Kentucky (1912); leased by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company (1920). Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1912-36, 1 vol.); cash books (1912-21, 7 vols.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-090.
WINSTON-SALEM AND MADISON RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1879-81. Incorporated in North Carolina (1879) for the purpose of connecting Winston and Madison, North Carolina, by railroad (32 miles). Consolidated in 1881 with the Dan Valley and Yadkin River Railroad Company (of North Carolina) and the Winston-Salem and Mooresville Railroad Company to form the North Carolina Midland Railroad Company. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1879-81, 1 vol.). Southern Railway Archives. Ms84-169.
WINSTON-SALEM UNION STATION COMPANY. RECORDS, 1916-26. Incorporated in North Carolina (1915) to construct and operate a union passenger station at Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Records include stockholders' and directors' minutes (1916-26, 1 vol.); sealed instruments (1916, 1 vol.). Norfolk and Western Railway Archives. Ms81-091.
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