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About the Virginia Museum of Transportation:
 
Home to two of the most powerful steam locomotives in existence today-the Class A 1218 and the Class J 611-the Virginia Museum of Transportation regularly attracts visitors of all ages from across the U.S. and 45 foreign countries. Through exhibits, artifacts, and an outstanding collection of rail equipment, cars, trucks, airplanes, and more, the Museum tells the rich story of Virginia's transportation heritage.
 
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is the Official Transportation Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in the historic N&W Freight Station at 303 Norfolk Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016. Open Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. 540/342.5670. Web site: 
www.VMT.org 
 

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  • Fire Up 611 October 21, 2014  (10/21/2014)
  • 611's flues arrive... Volunteers
  • VMT October 2014  (10/3/2014)
  • Amtrak Exhibit Train... Virginia Science Festival... Roanoke Valley Mustang Club... 611 restoration almost one-half complete
  • Fire Up 611 September 19  (9/23/2014)
  • Restoration almost one-half complete
  • August 30 2014 Fire UP 611 Newsletter  (9/2/2014)
  • Restoration continues... Volunteers... 611 Preservation Facility planning
  • August 2014 VMT  (8/30/2014)
  • Grandparents Day... Educators visit for free... 611 behind the scenes tours
  • July 2014  (8/1/2014)
  • Restoration on schedule... 611 moves into the Roundhouse... Aubrey Wiley named writer in residence... Cotton to Silk exhibit under construction
  • Fire Up 611! July 21  (7/22/2014)
  • Restoration on schedule... 611 moves into the Roundhouse...
  • July 2 Fire Up 611 Email   (7/3/2014)
  • 611 rolls to restoration... First wrench is turned... 611 volunteers
  • VMT June 2014  (6/18/2014)
  • Roanoke Railfest... N&W Y6a 2156 coming home... 1918 Kline Kar... Star City Motor Madness... Family Field Trip to Spencer... 611 restoration progress
  • Fire Up 611! -- May 14   (5/15/2014)
  • 611's All Aboard Celebration
  • VMT April 2014  (4/25/2014)
  • Wings & Wheels Summer Camp... EMS Tribute Day... 611's All Aboard Celebration... Smokey Bear & Forestry vehicles... Country gas station exhibit... Restored SceniCruiser
  • Fire Up 611! -- April 11   (4/11/2014)
  • Restoration & Campaign FAQs
  • Fire Up 611! -- April 1   (4/1/2014)
  • 611 rolls to restoration May 24
  • Fire Up 611 -- March 24  (3/24/2014)
  • Agreement reached with NCTM... Fire Up 611 Campaign wins top honors
  • Fire Up 611 -- March 7  (3/7/2014)
  • Preservation facility... Engine wheel and truck work
  • Fire Up 611 -- February 21  (2/24/2014)
  • Preservation facility preliminary design
  • Fire Up 611 -- February 7  (2/7/2014)
  • Bill Withuhn named to Fire Up 611 Committee... Louis Newton named Fire Up 611 Historian
  • Fire Up 611 -- January 24  (1/24/2014)
  • Mechanical team announced
  • VMT -- January 2014  (1/22/2014)
  • Train Lovers Day... In memory of Bob Sessions... Military vehicles... New 611 merchandise... 7th grade Learning Lab field trips... Bill Overstreet remembered
  • Fire 611 -- January 2014  (1/10/2014)
  • Campaign update... New 611 merchandise
  • VMT -- December 2013  (12/6/2013)
  • Candy Cane Express... New online store... DeLorean arrives... Railwalk addition... Women in Aviation exhibit
  • NS Donates $1.5 Million to Fire Up 611!  (11/22/2013)
  • Fire Up 611  (10/25/2013)
  • 611 campaign achieves first milestone
  • Summer Sizzles at the VMT  (8/2/2013)
  • Safety Day... Fire Up 611 Update... Queen of the Fleet... British invasion in the auto gallery... Roanoke Valley Garden Club... Roanoke Valley Model Train Engineers
  • The Campaign for the Class J 611 is picking up steam...  (7/19/2013)
  • Fire Up 611! Feasibility Study Results to be released June 28  (6/24/2013)
  • Wings & Wheels Summer Camps launches in JUNE! Register now!   (5/15/2013)
  • Roanoke Railfest is Saturday, May 11!   (5/10/2013)
  • Railfest... Cotton to Silk... Father's Day gift ideas... Summer camps... Lerro night photo shoots
  • March 2013  (3/22/2013)
  • Model Train Day... Summer Camp... Fire Up 611 Report... At the Throttle
  • Fire Up 611: March 2013  (3/22/2013)
  • Fire Up 611 report and early survey results
  • VMT studying Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Restoration  (2/22/2013)
  • Fire Up 611 study announced
  • January 2013  (1/16/2013)
  • Train Lovers Weekend... VMT named to the National Register of Historic Places... NS Heritage Pin Set on sale... Trains in WWII/ D-Day Memorial lecture... Summer camps announced... New Volvo Truck model
  • Holiday Teacher Open House  (12/11/2012)
  • Special news for educators
  • December 2012  (12/7/2012)
  • Candy Cane Express... Great gift ideas at the Museum Store and Online Store
  • It's WHEELS UP! on November 17!   (11/16/2012)
  • Aviation Gallery opens... Link's Life Along the Line
  • Wheels Up at the VMT!   (10/16/2012)
  • Aviation Gallery opening announced... Hollins Theatre celebrates the WASP... 1915 Model T donated... VMT named to the Virginia Landmarks Register... Fall rail excursions
  • September 2012  (9/17/2012)
  • Lake Pearl wins honors!... Virginian Day... Preschool Pufferbellies... Fall Train Excursions... Wings Over Virginia readying for takeoff! ... NS 30th Anniversary Heritage Pin Set on Sale... We had a great summer!
  • August 2012  (8/17/2012)
  • FREE ADMISSION on Safety Day... Vote for the Lake Pearl!... Fall Train Excursions Announced... Preschool Potbelly Days... Like Model Trains? Join the Club!... NS 30th Anniversary Heritage Pin Set on Sale Now!
  • July 2012  (7/6/2012)
  • Party Like It's 1776!... Chesapeake Western 662 restored... 1914 Model T donated
  • June 2012  (6/20/2012)
  • See all 20 NS Heritage Units... Star City Motor Madness.... Party LIke It's 1776!... 14th Annual African American N&W Heritage Celebration
  • Summer Camps  (6/5/2012)
  • Summer Camps... VMT Passport Program
  • May 2012  (5/11/2012)
  • Roanoke Rail Fest: Saturday, May 12...
    VMT Passport Program... VMT Summer Camps... Transportation Tuesdays...
    Annual Membership Meeting
  • April 2012  (4/28/2012)
  • Roanoke Rail Fest: Saturday, May 12... Happy Birthday VMT!... VMT Passport Program... VMT Summer Camps... Transportation Tuesdays...
    Annual Membership Meeting
  • MARCH 2012  (3/23/2012)
  • 1776... Model Train Day... Our NASCAR Roots... Fulghum Collection... Transportation Tuesdays
  • February 2012  (2/10/2012)
  • Train Lovers Day... 1776... Transportation Tuesdays
  • January 2012  (1/15/2012)
  • Trains Magazine features the 1776... Jim Fulghum's antique auto aollection on display... Transportation Tuesdays... Thank you, members... Air Force Association Community Partnership
  • Help us finish the year strong  (12/20/2011)
  • Please support the Museum's operations and restoration
  • December 2011  (12/2/2011)
  • 1776 awarded top honors... Holiday Express and Candy Cane Shifter... New! AnyBody Passes... Wings Over Virginia aviation gallery... Power of our Stories
  • November 2011  (11/15/2011)
  • N&W 1776... Holiday Express December 10... New! AnyBody Passes... Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery
  • September 2011  (9/9/2011)
  • Grandparents Day... Virginian Rail Day... Car charging station... Vote for the 1776... African American author talk and book signing... Power of your stories
  • August 2011  (8/11/2011)
  • Power of Our Stories... Hollywood's Star Cars extended... Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery... Grandparents Day
  • July 2011  (7/1/2011)
  • Save the 1776!... Hollywood's Star Cars... Oral History Project... Great new items in the Museum Store
  • June 2011  (6/7/2011)
  • African-American N&W Heritage Celebration... Star City Motor Madness Cruise, Show and Party... Hollywood's Star Cars... Blue Star Museums... Great gifts for Father's Day
  • May 2011  (5/10/2011)
  • Roanoke Rail Day May 14... Looking for stories and volunteers... N&W china exhibit... Shop for Father's Day!
  • April 2011  (4/15/2011)
  • Roanoke Rail Day May 14... Become a member, join today... Spring NRHS excursions... Museum Store specials
  • Announcing Andy Fletcher  (3/25/2011)
  • Artist in Residence
  • March 2011  (3/5/2011)
  • Aviation Gallery luncheon... C&O 614... New poster by Andy Fletcher... Spring rail excursion... Historic buses restored
  • February 2011  (2/9/2011)
  • Train Lover Saturday... N&W 611 and C&O 614... April Night Shoot
  • January 2011  (1/12/2011)
  • C&O 614 Set To Visit... Online Store Now Open... Save Date for Civil War Symposium
  • December 2010  (12/13/2010)
  • Great Gift Ideas!... Model Train Open House... Rare Ambulance/ Hearse... Rockies Railfan Trip
  • November 2010   (10/29/2010)
  • Virginian Railway... Aviation Gallery... Rail Excursions... Night Shoot
  • October 2010   (10/8/2010)
  • Piedmont and Edison2... Model Train Open House... Virginian Railway... Rail Excursions... Nght Shoot
  • September 2010   (9/17/2010)
  • Upcoming Events... Railcar Restoration and Other Capital Improvements
  • August 2010   (8/13/2010)
  • Rail Excursions... African-American N&W Heritage Celebration... German TV Show Tapes at VMT... 611 Poster Sale... Board of Directors Announced
  • July 2010   (7/2/2010)
  • Rare Piedmont Announced... African-American N&W Heritage Celebration... Matchbox Car Exhibit... Summer Deals
  • June 2010   (5/28/2010)
  • 611 Birthday Celebration... Star City Motor Madness... Blue Star Museums... Lost Engine Restored... Great Father's Day Gifts
  • May 2010   (5/6/2010)
  • Roanoke Rails, a Celebration on the N&W Mainline... Museum Store Specials... Threlkeld Walkway Dedicated
  • April 2010   (4/1/2010)
  • New J Cab... Time Travelers... Roanoke Rails Festival
  • March 2010   (3/2/2010)
  • One Engineer's Life... Aviation Gallery... Upcoming School Group Visits
  • February 2010   (2/1/2010)
  • Public Input Invitation... Sharing the C&O 5828... Whippet... Images of Rail
  • Year end 2009   (12/30/2009)
  • Norfolk Southern Challenge Update and a recap of the year's major events, exhibits and activities
  • December 2009   (12/4/2009)
  • Night Photo Shoot Links... Roanoke Valley Volkswagen Club Presents Donation... Museum Store Featured Items
  • November 2009   (11/6/2009)
  • Special Events... Earl... Regional Tourism Announcement
  • October 2009   (10/2/2009)
  • Lost Engines Update
  • August 2009   (8/28/2009)
  • Farmall Tractor... Volunteers
  • Lost Engines Press Announcement   (7/16/2009)
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Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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