Alphonzo Holland remembered for his N&W years

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Alphonzo Holland remembered for his N&W years

Alphonzo Holland passed away Saturday, December 12, at the age of 98. He worked at Norfolk and Western railroad for 46 years. A quote hangs on the wall at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. “At first we had a segregated union … then we got sick leave, vacation and hospitalization. When I first worked on […]

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Forest fire vehicles on display at the VMT thru June 30

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Virginia Department of Forestry to display wildfire vehicles at the Virginia Museum of Transportation from May 10 through June 30, 2014  Five vehicles used to battle wildfires in the Commonwealth will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation beginning this Saturday as part of the Virginia Department of Forestry’s (VDOF) 100th anniversary as […]

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Virginia Museum of Transportation Emergency Services Tribute Day

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Virginia Museum of Transportation, Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans announce Emergency Services Tribute Day on Saturday, May 17 Sponsored by Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans, the day celebrates and honors Virginia’s EMS workers who provide essential lifesaving services in our communities. The event coincides with the start of the National EMS Week. Emergency Services […]

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Watch Roanoke’s steam engine – fire up the J 611 Video

Friday, June 28, 2013

Watch Roanoke's steam engine - fire up the J 611 Video

“We are pleased to say that we can Fire Up 611! But the time is now and it will take fans of the 611 around the world to stoke her fire,” says Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., executive director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. “Today we are kicking off the official Fire Up 611! Capital […]

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Norfolk & Western Class J 611 restoration and excursion

Friday, February 22, 2013

Norfolk & Western Class J 611 restoration and excursion

February 22, 2013 – ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The Virginia Museum of Transportation announced today that it is studying the feasibility of returning the iconic Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam locomotive to operating condition.  “The Class J 611 locomotive embodies both beauty and power,” says Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., executive director of the Virginia […]

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Virginia Museum of Transportation gets a 50th birthday gift

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Virginia Museum of Transportation gets a 50th birthday gift

The gift of two steam engines from Roanoke City with the support of Norfolk Southern is a historical gem for Roanoke said Tom Jones, the museum’s board member and past president. “It’s an eventful day, it truly is.” At Monday’s council meeting the city’s 2004 lease of the two steam engines to the Virginia Museum […]

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National Train Day brings out the kid in everyone

Monday, May 10, 2010

National Train Day brings out the kid in everyone

If you didn’t have a camera in your hand on the railwalk Saturday you were in the minority. The bright blue skies made for a picture perfect day. Three museums celebrated National Train Day – the O.Winston Link Museum, the Virginia Museum of Transportation and the C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge. For the […]

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National Train Day at O. Winston Link Museum and VMT

Sunday, May 9, 2010

National Train Day at O. Winston Link Museum and VMT

More Rail Day photos – CLICK HERE. (Virginia’s Rail Heritage Region) – The three rail museums in Virginia’s Rail Heritage Region are teaming up on May 8, 2010 to provide special National Train Day activities for train fans of all ages. Visit the C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge and the O. Winston Link […]

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Free admission Saturday to the Virginia Museum of Transportation

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free admission Saturday to the Virginia Museum of Transportation

CLICK HERE and download your free Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides  useum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. On Saturday, September 26, 2009, the Virginia Museum ofTransportation will participate in the fifth […]

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