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August 2017

Slooh Eclipse Road Trip Roanoke Stop

August 9, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 3, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Racin and Roddin!

September 23, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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