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March 2018

Transportation Homeschool Day

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Calling all Homeschool students and families! Join us on Thursday March 15, 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm to experience the world of Road, Rail and Air by exploring the Virginia Museum of Transportation's dynamic gallery spaces and collections of trains, planes and automobiles. Discover the evolution of automobiles through time in our Auto Gallery. See the historical progression of flight and learn about Virginia's aviators in our Aviation Gallery. Experience the grandeur of locomotive history in our Rail Gallery and our outdoor Rail…

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Boy Scout Truck Transportation Merit Badge

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Boy Scouts are invited to spend a day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation to earn their Truck Transportation Merit Badge. Please contact your Troop for registration information. You can also contact the Blue Ridge Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America at https://bsa-brmc.org/

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April 2018

2018 Work Zone Awareness Week

April 9 - April 13
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

April 9th - 13th is National Work Zone Awareness Week. See our very own work zone in front of the museum during this week.

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May 2018

Savannah Rambler Private Dome Car Excursions

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Savannah Rambler Private Dome Car Experience! Enjoy a relaxing luxurious private railcar journey to Savannah, GA or Charleston, SC! May 4th-6th, 2018. The Savannah Rambler is part of a series of exciting private railcar trips the Virginia Museum of Transportation Inc. will be operating in the Spring of 2018. These trips will operate behind Amtrak. The 611 will not be pulling these trips, but the proceeds will go towards the 611’s maintenance. Private railcar trips allow the museum to offer some amenities that aren’t possible…

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CAR SHOW

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Sunday, May 6, 2018  11AM – 5PM   *MUSEUM WILL OPEN AT 11AM  - TWO HOURS EARLY! CAR SHOW LASTS UNTIL 3PM 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CAR SHOW Classic Car Club of America Blue Ridge Parkway Caravan Come see approximately 75+ vintage automobiles manufactured from 1915 to 1948.  These are cars that were generally built in limited quantities, possibly having custom coachwork and luxury accessories.  These are some of the world’s finest cars.  Where:  In Front of Museum Cost:  No…

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Private Dome Car Excursions Between Washington, D.C. and Roanoke

May 10 @ 4:45 pm - May 13 @ 1:30 pm

In order to celebrate Amtrak’s return to Roanoke. The Virginia Museum of Transportation is operating a series of fund raising private railcar excursions between Washington, DC and Roanoke. These trips will use a luxurious dome car and feature full meal service, beer and wine. One of our Washington, D.C. to Roanoke trips this series offers an exclusive wine tasting as well. We are thrilled to have Amtrak back in Roanoke! All proceeds will go toward supporting the Virginia Museum of Transportation and…

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ROANOKE RAILFEST

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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­All Things Trains ...   Class A 1218: - Celebration 75th birthday - Cab tours, Q&A - 1218 has been undergoing cosmetic work, with the smoke box restored to original color, and rods repainted - Archival exhibit of items relative to 1218   Class Y 2156: - Celebration of the application of rods This is the first event at the museum where the massive locomotive will be posed with the entire running gear assembled. The rods, drivers and smoke box…

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Metropolitan Private Dome Car Excursion

May 13 @ 4:05 pm - 11:47 pm

The Virginia Museum of Transportation will be operating a series of fund raising private railcar excursions. These trips will use a luxurious dome car and feature full meal service, beer and wine. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer these trips behind Amtrak's regularly scheduled trains. All proceeds will go toward supporting 611’s  maintenance. Only 24 seats will be sold on this trip! Food, Drinks, and a Seat in the Dome Included. Click here to buy tickets for…

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611 Staybolt Installation Day–Round Trip Bus Excursion to Spencer, NC

May 24 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Visit 611 in the roundhouse at the North Carolina Museum of Transportation in Spencer, NC and learn more about the engine during this program lead by Scott Lindsay, Chief Mechanical Officer. We will travel by charter bus, experience a guided tour of NCTM, and have enjoy a museum train ride. Includes bus travel to and from NCTM and a delicious boxed lunch. Cost: $75 per participant Requirements: Please wear closed toe shoes Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 22,…

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June 2018

Paint it Forward for VMT – Paint your pet

June 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$65

Paint your pet with Wine & Design on Wheels! This is a Fund Raising event for The Virginia Transportation Museum. A portion of from each ticket purchased will go directly to support The Museum. Guests must be registered and provide a high quality photo of their pet (one pet per canvas) by June 10, 2018. Send Photos to christiansburg@wineanddesign.com - NO SCREEN SHOTS PLEASE. We print a photo directly on the canvas, so the better quality the photo, the better your…

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