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HNWR002

FILES

HNWR002.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

HNWR002

Description

Amongst the clerks, boilermakers, carpenters, mechanics, and engineers were a slew of instrumentalists, singers, song writers, and composers. Together, they formed the Roanoke Shop Band. Here the band stands on the grounds of the Hotel Roanoke. Members of the band were responsible for composing the music for "Tech Triumph", which was adopted by the Cadet Corps of VPI as their victory song. So plentiful was the music talent amongst the N&W employees that each division could organize its own band for special events and local parades.

Creator

unknown

Source

Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway by Nelson Harris

Date

11 January 1924

Contributor

Nelson Harris; Virginia Museum of Transportation

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Digital tiff

Type

Still Image

Identifier

HNWR002

Citation

unknown, “HNWR002,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed November 26, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/HNWR002.