Guide to the Railroad Maps and Blueprints Collection, 1902-1996, Undated

Summary Information

Title: Railroad Maps and Blueprints Collection, 1902-1996, Undated
Collection: AC.440
Extent: 21.0 linear feet (10 oversize folders, one oversize box, 30 rolled maps)
Abstract:

This collection includes a large number of maps and drawings related to railroad infrastructure, trackage rights, industrial sites, and commercial development for numerous railways and companies that operated in the mid atlantic and southern regions.

Creator: Appalachian State University. Belk Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

Railroads have strong ties to maps and blueprints. As major landowners they require accurate maps of their trackage, and interactions with industrial, mining, and commercial sites they service. Detailed drawings consists of cars, improvement projects, and other items, which are essential for supporting operations.

The railways that produced, and were associated with, the objects in this collection, provided service to large portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States. Today most of their operations have been absorbed into the Norfolk Southern Railway.

Scope and Contents

This collection deals primarily with railroad materials including maps relating to property, industrial sites, natural resources, and municipalities. It also contains stenciled plans of train cars, aerial photographs, a Lionel Century Club Print with certificate of authenticity, a "Roanoke Times" newspaper from 1938 celebrating Norfolk and Western's 100th birthday, and drawings of proposed bridges and other railroad features.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was compiled from multiple accessions of railroad maps and blueprints including AC.2008.051 and AC.2010.079.

Processing Information

Processed by Zachary Hottel, November 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.440: Railroad Maps and Blueprints Collection, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Aerial Photos, 1938-1965

Folder 1

Appalachian Electric Power Company Proposed Industrial Site Maps, 1955-1959

Box 1
  Rolled_Storage

Augusta County, Va., Right-of-Way Track Maps, The Valley Railroad Company, Operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., V.34. 1/6-7, April 1, 1905

B4

Augusta County, Va., Right-of-Way Track Maps, The Valley Railroad Company, Operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., V.34. 1/8-9, 1918

A11

Arrangement of Cabin Car Class C-2, October 28, 1949

C18
  Oversize

Car Blueprints and Stenciling Plans, 1927-1973

Folder 2
  Rolled_Storage

Chesapeake and Western Railway, Chesapeake and Western Railroad, Company Maps of Terminal Grounds at Harrisonburg, VA, January 1, 1937

A16
  Oversize

Chesapeake Western and other Railroads, Maps and Drawings, 1902-1972

Folder 3
  Rolled_Storage

Chesapeake and Western Railway, Revised Right of Way and Trails Map and other Parcels of Land Owned by C&W Railway, Harrisonburg, VA, Nov. 1, 1949

A15
  Oversize

Commercial, Industrial, and Mining Maps, 1963-1982

Folder 4
  Rolled_Storage

Map Showing Lands of Pocahontas Land Company and Pocahantas Development Corp., Situated in West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky, Undated

C1
  Oversize

Norfolk, Franklin, and Danville Railway, Undated

Folder 6
  Rolled_Storage

Norfolk and Western Railway, Interion Arrangement and Floor Plan, Caboose Car, Class C-19, 1977

A19

Norfolk and Western Railway, Map of Roanoke Yard Shops and Terminal Facilities, Norfolk, Virginia, February 1, 1946

C5
  Oversize

Norfolk and Western Railway, Norfolk and Southern Railway, and Southern Railways, 1906-1987

Folder 5
  Rolled_Storage

Norfolk and Western Railway, Railroad Facilities at Hagerstown, Maryland, Macrh 1, 1945

C3

Norfolk and Western Railway, Right of Way Deeded by Mathieson Alkali Works, Saltville, VA, Undated

B7

Norfolk and Western Railway, Right of Way and Track Maps, Kenova District, Big Sandy Line, Undated

A22

Norfolk and Western Railway, Salem Site Situation Plan, August 24, 1996

C13

Norfolk and Western Railway, Scioto Division, Kenova, Ironton, and Portsmouth Flood Protection Facilities, March 28, 1947

A21

Norfolk and Western Railway, Shenandoah Division, Winston-Salem District, Undated

A13

Planimetric Survey, Metropolitan Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1958

A23

Preliminary Plan, Wellingford Industrial Park, Prince William County, Virginia, January 21, 1985

C2
  Oversize

Property Maps and Plat Drawings, 1926-1972

Folder 7
  Rolled_Storage

Proposed Office and Warehouse, Dillard Paper Company, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1985

A12

Railroad Maps, Sanitary Sewerage System, City of Salem, Virginia, 1967

A14

Record of Changes After Date of Evaluation, Index Map, Valley Railroad Company, c. 1915

A20

Right of Way and Track Map, Chesapeake and Western Railroad Company, 1917

A1

Right of Way and Track Maps, Chesapeake and Western Railway, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Undated

A18

Rockbridge Property Maps, Undated

A2

Rockingham Co. VA., Right of Way Track Maps, The Valley Railroad Company, Operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., V.34.1/1-3, 1918

A3

Rockingham Co. VA., Right of Way Track Maps, The Valley Railroad Company, Operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., V.34.1/4-5, April 1, 1905

B5

Station Map, The Valley Railroad Company, Baltimore Division, 1918

A17

Stonewall District Section Enlargement, Undated

C7

Stonewall District Section Enlargement, Undated

C8

Stonewall District Section Enlargement, Undated

C12

Topographic and Boundary Line Survey, Property of Dudley Store and Equipment Company, Inc., Roanoke County, VA, March 1944

A26
  Oversize

Topographic, Geodetic, City, Geological, Soil, and Waterway Maps, 1932-1986

Folder 8

Topographic Map of Winston-Salem, NC, Sheet 138, 1967

Folder 9
  Rolled_Storage

Train Maps and Blueprints, Map showing Lands of Pocahontas Land Corporation, Undated

C6

Train Maps and Blueprints, Norfolk and Western Railway, Potential Industrial Sites, August 12, 1970

C4

US Geological Survey, Central Rockingham County, VA, Undated

B6

Water Works System, City of Salem, Virginia, 1968

A24
  Oversize

Wiring Plan, Interlocking, Southern Railway, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1918

Folder 10