South and Western Railroad Memorabilia Value Guide
The South and Western Railroad started operations in 1905 and stopped service in 1909 for a total period of operations of 4 years.
Railroads like South and Western Railroad that were started after 1900 will not have as many valuable collectibles or antiques as older lines. Railroads from this period tend to have more items left so collectors have a much easier time finding items like passes, timetables, and manuals. The types of items that will be valuable are typically unique or significant items like builder's plates, daters, sealers, signs, and rarer lanterns.
Railroads that ran service to as many states as South and Western Railroad are fairly rare because it requires a large railroad to cover ground in 5 different states. Since South and Western Railroad was so large, most items from it will tend to be more common than items from smaller lines. However, large railroads also touched the lives of many more people and were much more well known so while items are more common, there is also a larger demand for them. Value for items from a line like South and Western Railroad can be in a huge range from a couple dollars for something small like a pinback or deck of cards, to thousands for a builder's plate off a famous locomotive or hundreds for a hard to find lantern.
South and Western Railroad Operated Routes in the Following States: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia