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Delbert W. Loudermilk Railroad Collection

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-4
Identifier: 500-AppMs 0772

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of color slides, photographs, negatives, and a videotape relating to railroading. Major subjects are East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad, narrow and standard gauge (Johnson City and Elizabethton, Tenn.); Norfolk and Western Railroad (Bristol, Va., to West Jefferson, N. C.); Southern Pacific Railway (San Luis Obispo, Ca., and environs); and Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad (Cass and Ronceverte, W. Va.).


  • 1947-2001
  • 1947-1985


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2.00 linear feet (443 color slides, 440 photographic prints, 320 negatives, and 1 videotape)

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Custodial History

The slides of D.B. Marion were acquired by Loudermilk from George Allison.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Delbert W. Loudermilk, Jr., in October 2007. Two additions were made by Loudermilk subsequently in November 2007 and March 2008.

Separated Materials

In Special Collections: The Cass Collection, vols. 1 and 2, by John Killoran (Scott Depot, W. Va.: Trackage Rights, 1982-1983); Logging South Cheat by George Deike (Youngstown, Ohio: Trebco, 1978); Train Pictures --Southwest Virginia, revised ed. (Appalachia, Va.: ABCD Printing, 1984).

In Appalachian Vertical File -- Railroads: A Century of Railroading in Crawford Notch by Edwin Robertson and Benjamin English (Robertson and English, 1975); The Lima Shays on the Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad Company by Kyle Neighbors (Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing, 1969); Your Train Ride Through History by W. E. Blackhurst (Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing, 1973).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amy Collins and Patricia Gerard in 2010.

Patricia Gerard
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA