Familiar - N&W Overalls, Lynchburg, Virginia

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Fri Nov 8 11:46:03 EST 2019

Google search turns up this page with a now closed auction for some N & W overalls: 




The page has this information on N &W: 


PLEASE NOTE: A knowledgeable eBayer sent me this info. According to http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Lynchburg/subsection:Kemper_Street_Industrial_HD_2008_NR_final.pdf dated: 24-Nov-2008 ... "The N&W Overall Company began manufacturing overalls (probably in Roanoke) for the Norfolk & Western Railroad in1900 (hence the name34). Isadore Sachs, a Russian-born clothing manufacturer, appears in the 1900 census for Roanoke, Virginia. However, the Jewish Publication Society’s “American Jewish Yearbook” for 1904-1905 lists him in Lynchburg, care of the N & W Overall Factory. The 1910 census indicates that Sachs was the president of the overall factory, and that his twenty-six year old son Joseph was a cutter there. By 1920, the census shows that Sachs was no longer the head of the N & W Overall Company, but was a retail merchant, which is confirmed in the 1925 city directory, which lists him as owning “Sach’s Sample Store, General Merchandise.


Unfortunately the URL in that note is defunct. 


Rob Doorack


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N&W Overalls was a long time  company in Lynchburg and I recall seeing its plants in the 1950s and 60s. 


Go to the web and enter N&W Overalls- Lynchburg and you will find pictures of the plants and a number of railroad pictures some of which I had never seen.


N&W Overalls, to the best of my knowledge, had no corporate relationship to the N&W Railroad.


    Ray Smoot

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On Nov 8, 2019, at 8:42 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org <mailto:nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> > wrote:

 For years I have heard of N&W Overalls, Lynchburg, Va. Was this company affiliated with the N&W Railway? Where in Lynchburg was the manufacturer’s plant located? Beautiful photo by Mike Pierry, Jr.! 

Norris Deyerle
Blue Ridge Chapter, National Railway Historical Society Chairman of Virginia's Rail Heritage Region Partners
Info: www.blueridgenrhs.org <http://www.blueridgenrhs.org> 
744 Chinook Place
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-4908
Cell: 434-851-0151


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I probably am late to the party but this sign was something new for me. Mounted inside the replica Depot in Matewan.


Mike Pierry, Jr. 



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