• Events

    VMT hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Stay tuned for more fun in 2021! Follow our events page here:  Events

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  • Air

    The Wings Over Aviation Gallery features a hands-on way to explore Virginia’s aviation heritage. More than 20 exhibits provide a wide spectrum of technology, early and modern aviation and more.

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  • Road

    VMT presents a history of automotive with a gallery ranging from hand and horse drawn to modern high powered cars and trucks. Featuring dozens of vehicles spanning classics to lesser known rarities from Virginia’s own […]

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  • Rail

    The Virginia Museum of Transportation has one of the finest rail collectionsin the United States. More than 50 exhibits provide a broad view of Virginia’s rich railway heritage. To see more on our rail collections […]

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The N&W J-Class 611

Roanoke Born. Roanoke Bred. Roanoke Proud.

The Norfolk & Western Class J 611, a National Historic Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, is known as an engineering powerhouse of steam, technology, and near mechanical perfection.  Click here to read more..

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  • Work session planned for N&W Class J 611

    Good News! Another work weekend for the N&W Class J 611 in Spencer, North Carolina. This upcoming weekend, we will provide continued care and upkeep on the 611 Locomotive. We also will be performing maintenance […]

     
  • All things 611

    Hello and Welcome to All Things 611

    All Things 611 is the Virginia Museum of Transportation’s (VMT) Point of Information on all things about our beloved asset the N&W Class J 611. We are very grateful of our partnership with the North […]

     
  • Events

    VMT hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Stay tuned for more fun in 2021! Follow our events page here:  Events

     
  • Air

    The Wings Over Aviation Gallery features a hands-on way to explore Virginia’s aviation heritage. More than 20 exhibits provide a wide spectrum of technology, early and modern aviation and more.

     
  • Road

    VMT presents a history of automotive with a gallery ranging from hand and horse drawn to modern high powered cars and trucks. Featuring dozens of vehicles spanning classics to lesser known rarities from Virginia’s own […]

     
  • Rail

    The Virginia Museum of Transportation has one of the finest rail collectionsin the United States. More than 50 exhibits provide a broad view of Virginia’s rich railway heritage. To see more on our rail collections […]