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Virginian Railway Engines photographs

Identifier: AC-773

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one 8x10 black and white photograph of the Virginian Railway #738 train engine and an 8"x 10" black and white photograph of Virginian Diesel Engine #126 and Steam Engine #507 together, at the station. It is likely this photo of #126 and steam locomotive BA class #507 was taken at the Mullens, West Virginia station in July 1954.


  • circa 1954


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Historical Note

The Virginian Railway came into existence in 1907. The locomotive of the Virginian Railway, #738 Engine, was built in May, 1919 and scrapped August 1954. Virginian Railway Electric locomotive EL-2B class #126 had a big motor, rated at 6,800 HP.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)


The Virginian Railway Engines Photographs include two black and white 8" x 10" photographs of diesel Engine #126 and Steam Engines #507 and #738 of that railway, sitting in a station, date unknown.


There is no formal arrangement of this collection.

Acquisitions Information

This photograph collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2011 and accessioned as AC.2011.102 and AC.2011.103.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 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.
  • Railroads. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
AC.773: Virginian Railway Engines Photographs, circa 1954
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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