Switched On - Breakfast Club, North Walsham

North Walsham High School
NR28 9HZ North Walsham
01692 500643
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Dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Norfolk & Western Railway and the Virginian Railway.

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The Society: THE MISSION The goal of the Norfolk and Western Historical Society, Inc. is the preservation of the history of the Norfolk and Western and Virginian railroads. Operating as a non-profit organization, it is covered by the 501C provisions of the Internal Revenue Service codes. It is not affiliated with, sponsored, or supported by the Norfolk and Western Railway or Norfolk Southern Corporation. THE PAST The Society was organized in 1984 by Rick Stone and a small group of interested individuals with the mission to provide a structured way by which to capture and share the history of the Norfolk and Western and Virginian Railways. The conventions were held in cities on the original N&W mainline. Convention programs included a modeling contest, modeling clinics and tours of railroad facilities in the area when possible.
By 1990, membership had grown to approximately 500 members. Starting in 1985, the Society began a calendar publication program. This marked the first step in the development of a sales program which has grown and flourished in recent years. With the 1990 elections, Jim Gillum assumed the leadership responsibilities as Society's President. Beginning with the first issue of 1991, the use of enameled paper was begun; the first of many steps in the continual upgrading of the quality of the publication. Renamed as The Arrow at the start of 1992, the capabilities of today's digital printing place the publication among the finest of its type.
Efforts to improve the Society financial condition have been on-going. It is felt that unless the available funds could be increased, the ability to preserve and make available the history of the Norfolk and Western and Virginian would be greatly limited. Success in this area allowed the establishment of a permanent archives program in 1994. This collection, based in Roanoke, Virginia, now represents a valuable repository of drawings, photographs and documents on the history of the two railroads. The Society is.


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