From the early days of carriages to the birth of a railroad town in the mid-1800s, this Museum showcases items related to the history and development of transportation. Located in Roanoke's historic Norfolk & Western Freight Station, the Museum is home to carriages, cars, trolleys, aviation equipment and an extensive collection of rolling stock including steam locomotives N&W Class J-611 and Class A-1218.
Virginia Museum of Transportation Today
The Virginia Museum of Transportation fires the imagination! The whole family can climb aboard decades-old steam locomotives while watching modern trains zoom by on busy active tracks. Don't miss two "last of their class" steam giants: the N&W Class J 611 and the N&W Class A 1218. The museum is located in downtown Roanoke's century-old freight station in the heart of Virginia's Rail Heritage Region. Explore our extensive collection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, rail cars, and model trains. Visitors love our antique cars, trucks, and buggies, too. The Museum Store offers hard-to-find books, DVDs, toys and gifts. After your visit, stroll along the Goode Railwalk to the O. Winston Link Museum to watch trains and enjoy hands-on exhibits about Roanoke's rail history. The Museum is Virginia's official transportation museum.