Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company Drawings

Summary

Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0279
Creators:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company
Dates:
1948-1950
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
2 oversize folders
Repository:
Engineering drawings of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway Company).

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Engineering drawings (81) of the Centralized Traffic Control Machine electrical circuits of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway Company). The circuits extend from Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh Junction, Ohio and include those for mechanical controls, electrical signals, and telephone communications. The drawings were made in 1948-1950. The drawings are in ink on paper, mostly in the dimension 23" x 28", although some are larger.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
The Pittsburgh & West Virginia was merged into the Norfolk & Western in 1964.

Administration

Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Norfolk & Western Railway Company in conjunction with Centralized Traffic Control Machine which was donated to Smithsonian in May 1978.
Processing Information
Collection processed by, NMAH Staff, 1987
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Transportation (now Division of Work and Industry), November 28, 1987.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company Drawings, 1948-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Drawings -- 1940-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electric circuits Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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