Calendar

Racin and Roddin!

Mark your Calendar on September 23rd for Racin’ & Roddin’ INVITATIONAL Car Show, featuring: drag and nostalgia drag cars.

Meet & greet 11-time IHRA, NHRA, PDRA World Champion Rickie Smith and drag racing legend Steve Moths!

Swap meet spaces will be available for all!

Food and fun for racin’ and roddin’ fans of all ages!

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Train Lovers’ Day

TRAIN LOVERS DAY was a huge success! Thank you to our guests, volunteers and everyone who participated and made the day fun!

Safety Car Theatre: Now showing “Going Home”

Ongoing

“Going Home,” is a documentary produced by Norfolk Southern (1983) about the N&W Class J 611. Watch the 611 being built in the Roanoke Shops, restored for excursion service in 1982, and running under her own steam. Learn why this important engine is the Pride of Roanoke! (run time: 21 minutes, suitable for all ages.) Monday – Saturday showtimes: 11:15 am and 2:30 pm. Sunday showtimes: 2 pm. Showtimes subject to change. The safety car has a narrow hallway and is not wheelchair accessible.

Rail Yard Restoration Projects

Ongoing

The Museum has begun the cosmetic restoration of several pieces of rail equipment. The following are not on display, or may be intermittently closed, while work is in progress:

Roanoke Valley Model Engineers

Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm

The Roanoke Valley Model Engineers’ ON3, HO, and N scale layouts are located in the basement of the Museum. The entrance is on the back of the Museum just off the Rail Walk and around the corner from the Jupiter Rocket. To drive to the back of the Museum, take Salem Avenue to 1-1/2 Street at Warehouse Row, turn left and head under the 2nd Street bridge to the back of the Museum. The Club’s layouts are down the stairs. For more information…

International Plastic Modelers’ Society, Roanoke Valley Chapter

Second and Fourth Thursdays, 7pm

The Chapter hosts builds and business meetings each month, as well as compteing in area shows. The entrance is on the back of the Museum just off the Rail Walk and around the corner from the Jupiter Rocket. To drive to the back of the Museum, take Salem Avenue to 1-1/2 Street at Warehouse Row, turn left and head under the 2nd Street bridge to the back of the Museum. The meeting room is up the stairs. For information, email Tim Ward, Chapter President.

Get Fired Up With 611!

Join us for Steam 101 June 30, a day of hands-on engine education. We start bright and early at 6:30 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. You’ll get to take part in firing the Queen of Steam up and learn from the best during this once in a lifetime experience. Pre-registration is required and you do not have to be a member to participate. Click here to sign up

Summer Camps Are Back!
The June Session is filling up fast, register now!