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July 2017

National Collector Car Appreciation Day

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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  The 2017 Chrome Glidden Tour makes a stop at the Virginia Museum of Transportation Friday, July 14. More than 200 people in 100+ classic cars will set up shop at the museum as they tour downtown Roanoke. Come check them out from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and join us as we celebrate one of America's greatest holidays! Regular admission charged to enter museum but there are no extra fees to participate.

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Cars & Coffee Summer Cruise-In

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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The Cars & Coffee Summer Cruise-In, co-hosted with the Star City Corvettes, will be held at the Virginia Museum of Transportation on Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. People are invited to attend to show their cars . . . open to all years, makes and models. Guests are encouraged to place their votes for People’s Choice. Awards will be given around 11 a.m. Regular admission fees apply but there is no registration fee for the Cruise-In.…

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Pre K Summer Camp July Session

July 24 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 12:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

VMT SUMMER CAMP FOR PRESCHOOLERS. AGES 3-5 This class is now full. No more registrations are being accepted. This is the July Session. Click here for the June Session Campers play with toy planes, trains and automobiles during hands-on learning activities. They will also enjoy hands-on experiences with a variety of vehicles. Each day will be filled with activities that include exploring, creating and singing! Kids will enjoy scavenger hunts, story time and visits from transportation heroes.

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August 2017

Slooh Eclipse Road Trip Roanoke Stop

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

In anticipation of the celestial event of the century, Slooh, the CT-based leading media brand in outer space, is trekking across the country in the Slooh Mobile Observatory, from Connecticut to Stanley, ID, where they will capture and broadcast the total solar eclipse live on August 21st. Slooh makes a stop Wednesday at the Virginia Museum of Transportation! During their journey west, Slooh will share their excitement and educate the public about the eclipse. Come check their unbelievable telescopes and…

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Cars & Coffee End of Summer Cruise-In

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

Stop by The Virginia Museum of Transportation Saturday as we host the Blue Ridge Region Porsche Club of America, and the Antique Automobile Club of America for a car show in the rail yard. The show is also open to all other years, makes, and models as well, so if you've got a car you'd like to show off bring it along too! If you're bringing a car, please enter the rail yard at the gate to the far left…

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611 Boiler Washout

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

It’s that time of year for some 611 maintenance! Join us at the Virginia Museum of Transportation Saturday August 19 for a peek at what goes into keeping her in tip top shape. Crew members will perform a boiler washout and guests can see what is involved as the crew performs their work. The boiler washout is a required maintenance job by the Federal Railroad Administration. Chief Mechanical Officer Scott Lindsay will lead the crew in some disassembly to access…

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First Responders Day

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Virginia Museum of Transportation welcomes everyone for First Responders Day at the VMT. We'll have hands on displays and exhibits from area fire and rescue departments, police departments, the United States Armed Forces and more! Saturday August 26 starting at 10 a.m.

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September 2017

Get Fired Up With 611! The Fire-Up Experience: Steam 102

September 1 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Fire-Up Experience: STEAM 102 Come and fire-up N&W J Class 611. Enjoy a delicious breakfast. Spend the day with Scott Lindsay, Chief Mechanical Officer, Cheri George, Fireman and “Bud” Jeffries, Historian. Presentations and question and answer sessions will occur throughout the day. Once there is enough steam pressure, participants will get to blow 611’s whistle later in the day. There may be a few surprises along the way, so plan to spend your day with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s…

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September 611 Fire-Up Weekend

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

Question and Answer Session with the 611 Experts On 2 Sept and 3 Sept 2017 from 1-5pm, four experts on N&W’s Class J 611 will gather to share information to a limited number of people. Listen and interact with Scott Lindsay, Cheri George, “Bud” Jeffries and James Stump, Jr. Each presenter will lead you in an in-depth exploration of 611 for one hour each. Program will use both indoor class space and outdoor space around the engine. No registration required.…

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Grandparent’s Day at Virginia Museum of Transportation

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Celebrate Grandparent's Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. We have offerings for lovers of all things air, road and rails.

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