N & W

A collection of information and personal research

Articles, Historical Documents, and Photographs

Passenger train changes and discontinuances as ordered by the Virginia State Corporation Commission in 1953 to 1959.

Boaz Helper Siding at the western foot of the Blue Ridge grade.

Radford Division Branches

"When Signals Were New" from the February, 1932, edition of the Norfolk & Western Magazine

Keen Mountain Railroad and related information

Shawsville Station Deed

A Visit to an Interlocking Tower from the August, 1930, edition of the N&W Magazine.

The article relates the experience of the operator at Bluestone Junction on the Pocahontas Division west of Bluefield, W.Va.

Table of Elevations from an 1886 letter to Frederick J. Kimball.

Old Aerial Photos

Flat Top Tunnel Contract


Information about Kellysville, West Virginia, from a thread on the Virginian Railway email list, that covers the two different connections between the Virginian and the N&W.


Information about Lynchburg, Virginia, and railroads in and around that city. Currently there is a 1927 street map that shows rail lines, stations, and the streetcar system.

Old Main Line Information

Details and research about the old line between Radford and Belspring

Vicker Coaling Facilities in 1937

Cowan Tower

Norfolk & Western Railway Company is no more!

The Fate of the 1218