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The Virginian Railway

Author : William R. Archer
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The Virginian Railway existed as a separate entity for only a half century, but that period of American history witnessed two world wars and the emergence of the United States as a global superpower. Henry Huddleston Rogers, who marshaled the development of the U.S. oil industry through his leadership of Standard Oil, invested $30 million of his personal wealth into the making of the Virginian. He speculated that south-central West Virginia coal would fuel America's Industrial Revolution. Although Rogers died before his railroading dream could realize its full potential, the Virginian Railway continued on from 1909 until its merger in 1959 with the Norfolk and Western Railway (now Norfolk Southern). During that time, the Virginian grew to a point that it was originating from 1,200 to 1,500 hundred-ton carloads of coal per day and serving 60 active coal mines. It earned a reputation for power, service, and efficiency that placed it among the great railroads of America.

The Virginian Railway Handbook

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The Virginian Railway

Author : H. Reid
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The Virginian Railway

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Virginian Railway

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The Virginian Railway existed as a separate entity for only a half century, but that period of American history witnessed two world wars and the emergence of the United States as a global superpower. Henry Huddleston Rogers, who marshaled the development of the U.S. oil industry through his leadership of Standard Oil, invested $30 million of his personal wealth into the making of the Virginian. He speculated that south-central West Virginia coal would fuel America's Industrial Revolution. Although Rogers died before his railroading dream could realize its full potential, the Virginian Railway continued on from 1909 until its merger in 1959 with the Norfolk and Western Railway (now Norfolk Southern). During that time, the Virginian grew to a point that it was originating from 1,200 to 1,500 hundred-ton carloads of coal per day and serving 60 active coal mines. It earned a reputation for power, service, and efficiency that placed it among the great railroads of America.

The Virginian Railway Electrification

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The Virginian Railway

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The Virginian Railway

Author : Joseph B. Baker
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The Virginian Railway Company Petitioner V System Federation No 40 Railway Employees Department of American Federation of Labor Et Al

Author : Virginia Railway Company
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West Virginia Railroads

Author : Lloyd Lewis
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This fourth volume in the West Virginia Railroads series tells the story of the Virginian Railway within the state. Built late in the railway era, it was intended for the almost exclusive haulage of coal from West Virginia mines to Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginian operated a 136 mile electrified mainline, much of it through its West Virginia territory, which improved operations over steam power. Because of its lack of passenger and general freight, and concentration on coal, it had a reputation as an unmatched money-maker. Organized in 1907, it was absorbed by Norfolk & Western in 1959. The book has over 175 photos, maps, track plans and tables that illustrate operations as well as full sections on electric operations, steam motive power, passenger service (of which VGN had little), and data on each of its various branches in the coal fields. Many have not been published before. Hardbound and printed on heavy 100-pound glossy paper, this is a handsome addition to any library and will complement the collection of this series.

The Virginian Railway Company

Author : William Rogers Coe
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Coal on the Move Via the Virginian Railway Norfolk Virginia

Author : Virginian Railway Company
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100 000 Shares the Virginian Railway Company 6 Cumulative Preferred Stock 100 Par Value

Author : Virginian Railway
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The Virginian Railway Electrification

Author : George Gibbs
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Science of Locomotive Management the Virginian Railway Company

Author : George Henry Baker
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Equipment of the Virginian Railway

Author : Robert A. Liljestrand
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The Virginian Railway Company

Author : Lee, Higginson & Co
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Coal on the Move

Author : Norfolk & Western Historical Society
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Annual Report

Author : Virginian Railway
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A History of the Virginian Railway Company

Author : Andrew Jackson Eastwood
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