Welcome to the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. We are proud to be Virginia’s Official Transportation Museum representing all aspects of transportation from throughout the Commonwealth.
In our collection, you will find the finest steam locomotives ever produced–designed and built right here in Roanoke by the Norfolk & Western Railway.
You will find one of the best diesel collections anywhere with Baldwin, General Electric, ALCO and EMD. Plus, passenger equipment, cabooses and even a dynamometer car!
You will also see decades of automotive history in our Advance Auto Parts Automotive Gallery with cars, trucks, and even a Virginia Tech autonomous car! In our Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery, you can climb aboard an executive jet. See a selection of aircraft engines and our exhibits that tell you about the aviation experience all over Virginia.
Come visit and spend a few hours or a day with us as you learn about Virginia’s real transportation history.
PS: The Class J 611 is our finest steam locomotive and the most powerful steam passenger locomotive in the world. Fully restored to operation, she is in excursion service and touring part of the year, so make sure and check our calendar to make sure you know if she’s here when you visit!