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  Modelling the Norfolk & Western Railway
This site will reflect my interests in the Norfolk & Western Railway, mainly focusing on the late 1960s.
I will also be putting up some information on the late '50s, as I have have more than a passing interest in the late steam era on the N&W; It is just not as practical as a modelling prospect (unless your pockets are deeper than mine).
Norfolk & Western railfans have visited this site since 28 May 1998.
nwry.railfan.net   (141 words)

  NORFOLK & WESTERN R. CO. V. AYERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Arguing against this trend, Norfolk and its amici assert that the asbestosis claimants’ alleged cancer fears are too remote from asbestosis to warrant inclusion in their pain and suffering awards.
Norfolk is therefore “liable in damages … for such injury.” Nothing in the statutory text instructs that the amount of damages payable by a liable employer bears reduction when the negligence of a third party also contributed in part to the injury-in-suit.
Norfolk maintains that the statutory language conveying that a railroad is liable only for injuries an employee sustains “while he is employed by such carrier” makes it clear that railroads are not liable for employee injuries resulting from outside causes.
supct.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/01-963.ZS.html   (1353 words)

 Ohio Railway Report 1880's History
The consolidation of the New River Plateau Railway Company with the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company was effected October 16, 1889, under authority of the act of the Assembly of Virginia, incorporating the New River Plateau Railway Company, approved March 2, 1888.
The consolidation of the West Virginia and Ironton Railroad with the Norfolk and Western Railroad was effected September 30, 1890, under authority of act of Assembly of Virginia and the general railroad laws of the State of West Virginia and Kentucky.
The property and franchises of the Norfolk, Lynchburg and Durham Railroad were acquired by purchase, and merged into the general accounts of the Norfolk and Western Railway, under deed dated October 6, 1896.
www.railsandtrails.com /ohiorailwayreport/1902/1880.html   (2325 words)

 Our history
The Virginian Railway was merged into NW in 1959, ushering in a merger movement and a modernization of the industry.
Norfolk Southern traces its roots as a coal carrier and developer of natural resources to 1883, when Norfolk and Western Railway carried the second shipment of coal from the Pocahontas coalfields to the mayor of Norfolk, Va.
Norfolk and Western Railway bought the Association and reorganized it as the Pocahontas Coal and Coke Co., which it later renamed Pocahontas Land Corp.
www.nscorp.com /nscorphtml/heritage/history.html   (1766 words)

 Converted WP file 25816
Jack Stepp, Norfolk and Western's assistant track supervisor, the individual responsible for inspecting and maintaining the switch on which the appellant was injured, testified that his job included inspecting the switch on which the appellant was injured at least once a week.
Norfolk and Western Railway Company also adduced testimony from its manager of Disability Support Services, Richard Hyath, which suggested that a position could be found for the appellant, even in his injured condition, with the Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
Counsel for Norfolk and Western objected, and that objection was sustained.
www.state.wv.us /WVSCA/DOCS/Spring99/25816.htm   (3543 words)

 Norfolk Southern Railway History
The Norfolk Southern Corporation was formed in June 1982 to operate two subsidiary railroads, the Norfolk and Western Railway (NandW) and the Southern Railway (SR).
The Norfolk and Western Railway (NandW) was organized in 1881 out of the failed Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad which had been a consolidation of earlier railroads attempting to build westward from Norfolk to Ohio.
The VM RR was leased to the Richmond and Danville RR in 1886.
www.trainweb.org /PiedmontRR/railhst1.html   (2532 words)

 Norfolk and Western Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norfolk and Western Railway was combined with the Southern Railway, another profitable carrier, to form the Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) in 1982.
Norfolk and Western Railway bought the Association and reorganized it as the Pocahontas Coal and Coke Co., which it later renamed Pocahontas Land Corp, now a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern.
An aerial view of the Norfolk and Western Railway coal piers and yards at Lambert's Point, on Elizabeth River at Norfolk, Virginia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norfolk_and_Western_Railway   (2796 words)

 Railroad Collection introduction
The pre-1930 archival records of the Norfolk and Western Railway, along with the records of its predecessors and early subsidiaries, were placed on permanent deposit in the Digital Library and Archives of Virginia Tech's Carol M. Newman Library by an agreement concluded in 1981, Norfolk and Western's centennial year.
The Norfolk and Western Railroad was organized in 1881 from the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad, which had been sold to the Philadelphia investment banking firm of E.W.Clark and Company.
In 1892, Norfolk and Western leased the Roanoke and Southern Railroad, connecting Roanoke with Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and in 1893 it leased the Lynchburg and Durham, connecting Lynchburg with Durham, North Carolina.
spec.lib.vt.edu /railroad/rrintro.htm   (1201 words)

 Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Hiles, 516 U.S. 400 (1996).
Hiles sued in Illinois state court, alleging that Norfolk and Western had violated the SAA, which requires that cars be equipped with "couplers coupling automatically by impact, and capable of being uncoupled, without the necessity of individuals going between the ends of the vehicles." 49 U. §20302(a)(1)(A) (Supp.
Norfolk and Western argued that the misaligned drawbar did not result from defective equipment.
Hiles neither pleaded nor attempted to prove at trial that Norfolk and Western acted negligently or that the drawbar was defective.
supct.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/95-6.ZO.html   (3872 words)

 TLPJ - News - Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Ayers - Nov. 6, 2002
Norfolk and Western Railway Co. and its supporters argue that FELA bars workers suffering only from asbestosis, an asbestos-related lung disease that increases the risk of cancer, from recovering damages for their fear of contracting cancer.
The briefs by Norfolk and its supporters are replete with descriptions of the growth of asbestos litigation and charges of liberal venue rules, plaintiff- hungry trial lawyers and massive jury verdicts for relatively healthy plaintiffs.
I believe we have a good chance of winning both issues." Norfolk argues that there is no basis in the law for someone with asbestosis to recover damages for fear or concern "based solely on their perceptions of the statistical risk" of cancer.
www.tlpj.org /News_HTM/ayers_11-6-02.htm   (855 words)

 Norfolk Southern Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current system was planned in 1982 with the formation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, merged on December 31, 1990 with the lease of the Norfolk and Western Railway by the renamed Southern Railway, and augmented in 1998 with the acquisition of over half of Conrail.
The 1982 combination of the profitable Norfolk and Western Railway and Southern Railway was done to compete in the eastern United States with the Chessie System-Seaboard Coast Line merger which had been approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1980, resulting in formation of CSX Transportation.
The railroad is a large exporter of West Virginia bituminous coal, transported on portions of the well-engineered former Virginian Railway and the famous former Norfolk and Western's double-tracked line in Eastern Virginia to its Lambert's Point coal transload facility on Hampton Roads at Norfolk, Virginia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norfolk_Southern_Railway   (1918 words)

 Norfolk & Western Railway Co v Ayers [USSC]
Arguing against the trend in the lower courts, Norfolk and its supporting amici assert that the asbestosis claimants’ alleged cancer fears are too remote from asbestosis to warrant inclusion in their pain and suffering awards.
Finally, Norfolk argues that the studies quantifying cancer risk for workers with asbestosis cannot accurately be extrapolated to evaluate the risk for these particular asbestosis claimants.
Norfolk submits that requiring employers to sue for contribution will be “wasteful,” Brief for Petitioner 47, but FELA defendants may be able to implead third parties and thus secure resolution of their contribution actions in the same forum as the underlying FELA actions.
www.ipsofactoj.com /international/2003/Part10/int2003(10)-011.htm   (13951 words)

 Norfolk & Western Railway v. Ayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Because asbestosis itself, as distinguished from asbestos exposure, does not generate cancer, Norfolk insists and the principal dissent agrees, “fear of cancer is too unrelated, as a matter of law, to be an element of [an asbestosis sufferer’s pain and suffering.” Tr.
Reining in employer liability as Norfolk proposes, however, is both unprovided for by the language of the FELA and inconsistent with the Act’s overall recovery facilitating thrust.
As Norfolk noted, one of the claimants did not testify to having any concern about cancer; another testified that he was more afraid of shortness of breath from his asbestosis than of cancer.
www.lawmemo.com /docs/us/ayers.htm   (14583 words)

The Boyce railway station is unconventional in the size and grandeur of the structure relative to the town's population and revenue it generated for the Norfolk and Western Railway.
Originally, the western half of the boiler room was a coal bunker, with a coal-fired furnace positioned midway in the basement.
The Norfolk and Western Railway in kind response to the request of the community has erected a magnificent station of latest design and material with spacious grounds and facilities, fully equipped and provided with electric light and water.
www.railwaymailservicelibrary.org /boyce/boyce.htm   (4834 words)

 The Ultimate Virginian Railway - American History Information Guide and Reference
The story of the building of the Virginian Railway is a textbook example of natural resources, railroads, and a smaller company taking on big business (and winning) early in the 20th century.
The Virginian Railway was built early in the 20th century by building the Deepwater Railway in West Virginia and the Tidewater Railway in Virginia, and then combining them.
The final spike in the Virginian Railway was driven on January 29, 1909, at the west side of the massive New River Bridge at Glen Lyn, near where the new railroad crossed the West Virginia-Virginia state line.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Virginian_Railway   (3130 words)

 Norfolk & Western: Dusk in Cold Parlours: Pitchfork Record Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Norfolk & Western railway was, in a lot of ways, a quintessentially American construct.
The "Norfolk" is Norfolk, Virginia, still one of the country's busiest ports, and in the rail line's pre-Civil War nascence, the "Western" was western Virginia, the Appalachian regions that otherwise took days to reach.
The railway also left its name to an unassuming Northwestern songwriter named Adam Selzer, whose quiet whisper of a voice delivers his songs of meditative resignation with a solemn, understated grace.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /article/record_review/20478/Norfolk_and_Western_Dusk_in_Cold_Parlours   (624 words)

 Norfolk and Western Railway Equipment Trust - Pennsylvania 1957
Norfolk & Western Railway was combined with the Southern Railway, another profitable carrier, to form the Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) in 1982.
Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad created and becomes Norfolk and Western After the war, William Mahone was the driving force in the linkage of N&P, South Side Railroad and the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad to form the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad (AM&O), a new line extending from Norfolk to Bristol, Virginia in 1870.
Becoming part of Norfolk Southern — joining with a strong partner In the early 1980s, the profitable Norfolk & Western combined forces with Southern Railway, another profitable company, to form today's Norfolk Southern and compete more effectively with CSX Transportation, itself a combination of smaller railroads in the eastern half of the United States.
www.scripophily.net /noandwerape1.html   (3336 words)

 Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Ayers, Freeman, et al. - Medill - On the Docket
The railway appealed, but after the West Virginia Supreme Court declined to take the case, Norfolk & Western appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to consider the case because similar cases under the FELA were being filed in a few sympathetic jurisdictions.
In the railroad association's petition to the Court, attorney Daniel Saphire argued that the jury verdict should be overturned because no psychiatric evidence, medical testimony or testimony from the employees indicating emotional distress from fear of cancer was ever presented.
Norfolk & Western attorney Carter Phillips agreed that the lack of medical evidence showing emotional distress is important to the case.
docket.medill.northwestern.edu /archives/000641.php   (1300 words)

 The Norfolk Western -A History
With the scent of a large merger in the air, the Norfolk and Western corporation realized that they should commission a company history to inspire and remind their employees of the path to railway domination and ultimate success.
Their significance is clear - they forced the budding Norfolk and Western to be prim and efficient thus placing the corporation on the path to wealth.
According to Striplin, the Norfolk and Western continued to conduct great business through several depressions and government takeovers solely because of its efficient and honest leaders.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CLASS/OBJECTS/III/REVIEWS/review.html   (779 words)

 E-Book No.4. Norfolk and Western Railway
Of the those of these railroads that operated passenger service, the Norfolk and Western Railway had the largest fleet of passenger cars at 370 cars.Wabash was second with 191 passenger cars and Nickel Plate Road had the smallest fleet of passenger cars with 95, since it had the smallest passenger operation of the three railroads.
It was then reorganized as the Norfolk and Western Railway, which it remained right up to the merger with Southern Railway System in 1982.
The general merchandise freight traffic of both the Wabash and the Nickel Plate Road gave the Norfolk and Western a much more diversified traffic base, that allowed it to reduce its dependence on coal traffic as the main source of revenue, thus insuring the railroad's long term profitability.
members.tripod.com /generaljim1-ivil/theerielackawannalimited/id15.html   (1262 words)

 Norfolk & Western Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Norfolk and Western Railway has its roots in pre-Civil War Virginia, when three different railroads were built to connect the hinterlands with the Port of Norfolk.
The Norfolk and Western Archives are located in the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.
There is also a collection of NandW photographs that was donated by Norfolk Southern from the Photographic Department of the NandW in Roanoke.
filebox.vt.edu /users/bharper/nwrwy   (227 words)

 Norfolk And Western Steam Freights DVD - Exciting Railroad Action
These films were shot between 1954 and the end of steam on the Norfolk and Western.
Most of the films were shot on the Cincinnati to Portsmouth line, the western end of the Norfolk & Western Railway.
We have included tons of interesting information about the locomotives, the operations, and locations that are shown, and appropriate background music is used to add to the enjoyment.
www.railwayshop.com /dvd/norfolk-western.html   (423 words)

 Steamtown NHS: Special History Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway of the 19th century went into bankruptcy in the depression of the 1880s, and on May 19, 1887 was sold to investors who on September 17, 1887, incorporated the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.
On March 17 of that year, the Norfolk and Western Railway filed an application with the Interstate Commerce Commission, asking sanction for a merger of the NandW and the Nickel Plate Road.
What emerged on October 16, 1964, was the merger of the Norfolk and Western not only with the New York, Chicago and St. Louis, but also with the Wabash and the Pittsburgh and West Virginia, the enlarged company to operate under the Norfolk and Western Railway name.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/steamtown/shs5d.htm   (1374 words)

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