{"id":3228940730432,"title":"Norfolk and Western Railway Company","handle":"norfolk-and-western-railway-company-1","description":"\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Details\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIntricately engraved antique bond certificate from the Norfoilk and Western Railway Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which has been signed by the company President, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 15\" (w) by 10\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate's beautiful vignette features a group of workers loading a train's coal cars.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePlease note small chip in bottom right side border of green piece.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncorporated in the mid 19th century as the Norfolk and Petersburg, the line connecting the two \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVirginia\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e cities was completed in 1858. Part of the track crossing the “Dismal Swamp;” was laid on a mat of trees and logs. The \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/norfolk-virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNorfolk\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e and Petersburg consolidated with the Southside Railroad and the Virginia and Tennessee in 1867. The three roads merged completely in three years later to form the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/atlantic-mississippi-and-ohio-rail-road\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAtlantic, Mississippi and Ohio\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e. In 1881, the AM\u0026amp;O was sold to Clark \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/banking-finance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebanking\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e interests, who renamed it \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/norfolk-and-western-railway\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNorfolk and Western\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e. In 1924, the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/pennsylvania-railroad\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePennsylvania Railroad\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e bought an interest in this \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/roanoke-virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRoanoke, Virginia\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e based \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/coal-mining\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ecoal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e carrier – whose main operation was to transport output from the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/mining\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003emining\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e areas of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/west-virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWest Virginia\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/kentucky\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKentucky\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLater, the company made a determined effort to improve its \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/railroad-cars-parts\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003elocomotives\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e in an effort to make them compete with the new diesels. In its own design offices and own locomotive works at Roanoke, the line produced three new locomotives. The J class 4-8-4, first built in 1941, was designed to haul the prestige passenger services at 100mph or more, while the A class 2-6-6-4 and Y class 2-8-8-2 articulated types were used for freight work. The major benefit of these new engines was a streamlined maintenance regime between runs, which allowed inspection, refueling and lubrication to occur in less than hour. This drove down maintenance costs by an estimated 37%. Eventually though, the Norfolk \u0026amp; Western succumbed to the benefits of the diesel, placing orders for 75 units in 1957. Later, there was a sustained push for the consolidation of numerous lines. In the fall of 1959, the Norfolk and Western, and the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/virginian-railway\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVirginian\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e merged. It was during this time, that nation saw a marked decline in total track mileage. 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This document, which has been signed by the company President, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 15\" (w) by 10\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate's beautiful vignette features a group of workers loading a train's coal cars.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePlease note small chip in bottom right side border of green piece.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncorporated in the mid 19th century as the Norfolk and Petersburg, the line connecting the two \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVirginia\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e cities was completed in 1858. Part of the track crossing the “Dismal Swamp;” was laid on a mat of trees and logs. The \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/norfolk-virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNorfolk\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e and Petersburg consolidated with the Southside Railroad and the Virginia and Tennessee in 1867. The three roads merged completely in three years later to form the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/atlantic-mississippi-and-ohio-rail-road\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAtlantic, Mississippi and Ohio\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e. In 1881, the AM\u0026amp;O was sold to Clark \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/banking-finance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebanking\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e interests, who renamed it \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/norfolk-and-western-railway\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNorfolk and Western\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e. In 1924, the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/pennsylvania-railroad\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePennsylvania Railroad\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e bought an interest in this \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/roanoke-virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRoanoke, Virginia\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e based \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/coal-mining\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ecoal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e carrier – whose main operation was to transport output from the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/mining\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003emining\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e areas of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/west-virginia\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWest Virginia\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/kentucky\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKentucky\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLater, the company made a determined effort to improve its \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/railroad-cars-parts\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003elocomotives\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e in an effort to make them compete with the new diesels. In its own design offices and own locomotive works at Roanoke, the line produced three new locomotives. The J class 4-8-4, first built in 1941, was designed to haul the prestige passenger services at 100mph or more, while the A class 2-6-6-4 and Y class 2-8-8-2 articulated types were used for freight work. The major benefit of these new engines was a streamlined maintenance regime between runs, which allowed inspection, refueling and lubrication to occur in less than hour. This drove down maintenance costs by an estimated 37%. Eventually though, the Norfolk \u0026amp; Western succumbed to the benefits of the diesel, placing orders for 75 units in 1957. Later, there was a sustained push for the consolidation of numerous lines. In the fall of 1959, the Norfolk and Western, and the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/virginian-railway\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVirginian\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e merged. It was during this time, that nation saw a marked decline in total track mileage. At its peak the line operated some 8,000 miles of track, 1,300 locomotives and 86,000 freight cars.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Norfolk and Western Railway Company

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Intricately engraved antique bond certificate from the Norfoilk and Western Railway Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which has been signed by the company President, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 15" (w) by 10" (h).

This certificate's beautiful vignette features a group of workers loading a train's coal cars.

Images
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Please note small chip in bottom right side border of green piece.
    Historical Context

    Incorporated in the mid 19th century as the Norfolk and Petersburg, the line connecting the two Virginia cities was completed in 1858. Part of the track crossing the “Dismal Swamp;” was laid on a mat of trees and logs. The Norfolk and Petersburg consolidated with the Southside Railroad and the Virginia and Tennessee in 1867. The three roads merged completely in three years later to form the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio. In 1881, the AM&O was sold to Clark banking interests, who renamed it Norfolk and Western. In 1924, the Pennsylvania Railroad bought an interest in this Roanoke, Virginia based coal carrier – whose main operation was to transport output from the mining areas of West Virginia and Kentucky.

    Later, the company made a determined effort to improve its locomotives in an effort to make them compete with the new diesels. In its own design offices and own locomotive works at Roanoke, the line produced three new locomotives. The J class 4-8-4, first built in 1941, was designed to haul the prestige passenger services at 100mph or more, while the A class 2-6-6-4 and Y class 2-8-8-2 articulated types were used for freight work. The major benefit of these new engines was a streamlined maintenance regime between runs, which allowed inspection, refueling and lubrication to occur in less than hour. This drove down maintenance costs by an estimated 37%. Eventually though, the Norfolk & Western succumbed to the benefits of the diesel, placing orders for 75 units in 1957. Later, there was a sustained push for the consolidation of numerous lines. In the fall of 1959, the Norfolk and Western, and the Virginian merged. It was during this time, that nation saw a marked decline in total track mileage. At its peak the line operated some 8,000 miles of track, 1,300 locomotives and 86,000 freight cars.

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