The Original Norfolk Southern Railway 1883-1974 by Robert C. Reisweber and Dalton P. “Billy” McDonald. Hardbound, copyright 2007. Extensive and well-researched look into the development of the Norflolk Southern Railway. Authors Reisweber and McDonald chronicle the rise of the railroad and include some fantastic early black and white photographs. Chapters include: The Early Years, The Virginia Beach Lines, Expansion to Raleigh and New Bern, On to Charlotte, Boom(?) and Bust (!), The Later Years, Steam Locomotives, Diesel Locomotives, Other Equipment, Operations, and A Tour of the Railroad.