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September 2017

Racin and Roddin!

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Join us Saturday September 23rd for Racin' & Roddin' at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. This event is one of a kind in Southwest Virginia celebrating the area's rich Drag Racing culture and bringing together stars of the sport, both old and new. We're hosting two great car shows - an open car show in front of the museum and an invitational car show in the rail yard featuring drag and nostalgia drag cars. You can meet 11-time IHRA, NHRA,…

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October 2017

Roanoke STEAM Day

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Science is bigger than you think! Area Schools (including homeschools) are invited to visit downtown Roanoke for a celebration of science, technology , enginerering, arts and math at area museums Roanoke S.T.E.A.M. Day  on Friday, October 6th from  10:00 am—5 p.m. in downtown Roanoke. Area schools are invited to visit downtown Roanoke for a free celebration of  S.T.E.A.M. in conjunction with the VT Science Festival.  The event was known the science festival school preview day in years past, Students will…

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2017 Big Lick Train Tug

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Get your team together and sign up now for the 2017 Big Lick Train Tug! A fun, innovative new event with a playful celebration of Roanoke’s history! Big Lick Entertainment presents the Big Lick Train Tug on Saturday October 7th at the Virginia Museum of Transportation sponsored by American National Bank benefiting The Presbyterian Community Center. Teams will enroll to “tug” the train, competing for distance as well as fundraising efforts.  The Competition will have THREE categories. 1st Category “Steam…

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October 611 FireUp

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

611 is headed to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C. Monday October 9. So come see her at her home in Roanoke one more time before she leaves for her yearly inspection. The museum is open 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. 611 will be hot and the crew will be working to get her ready for departure, which is a perfect opportunity for you to ask questions get behind the scenes. Whistle blowing and hot cab tours are…

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611 On The Move

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

611 Heads to N.C. Transportation Museum Monday October 9th. Save the date to go out chase 611 one last time in 2017. Note: No departure time will be published.

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Cars & Coffee

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Cars & Coffee October Cruise-In, hosted by the Roanoke Valley Mustang Club, will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The Mustang Club will be showing their cars in the railyard under Claytor Pavilion. Club members are asked to arrive at 8:00 a.m. You don’t have to have a Mustang to show your car. There will also be an open car show open to everyone and all cars…

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Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge Day

October 28 @ 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 Railroading Merit Badge. Scouts will work with museum staff and Roanoke Chapter National Railway Historical Society Members to complete requirements. 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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Candy Corn Express Diesel Train Rides

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

  Calling ghouls and goblins of all ages! Wear your costume for diesel train rides at the Virginia Museum of Transportation Saturday, October 28, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The tricksters of the Roanoke NRHS Mechanical Department will operate the train and are ready to have fun with you! $3 for train rides with paid admission to the museum. Pay at the door. No pre-purchase available. RSVP now on Facebook. If you like the Candy Corn Express you'll also like December's…

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November 2017

November Private Dome Car Excursions

November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm

In order to celebrate Amtrak’s return to Roanoke, the Virginia Museum of Transportation will be operating a series of private railcar excursions between Washington, DC and Roanoke. These trips will use a luxurious dome car and feature full meal service, beer and wine. We are thrilled to have Amtrak back in Roanoke. All proceeds will go toward supporting 611’s winter maintenance. Private railcar trips allow the museum to offer some amenities that aren’t possible during the regular excursions including wine,…

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December 2017

Candy Cane Express

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Skip the purchase line at the door! Buy tickets in advance now at https://www.showclix.com/event/candy-cane-express Saturday December 2 10a-5p Sunday December 3 1p-5p RSVP on Facebook Join us at the Virginia Museum of Transportation for Candy Cane Express, December 2-3! Come visit Santa, Evvy the Grandma Elf, Train Rides ($3 with paid museum admission), Fantasy Face Painting, Photos With Santa, Letters To Santa, Scavenger Hunt, Christmas Craft, Music, Food, Fun and more! The Roanoke Valley Model Railroad Club will also be…

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