128-6162

Norfolk & Western Railway Freight Station

VLR Listing Date

09/20/2012

NRHP Listing Date

11/21/2012

NRHP Reference Number

12000969

Long identified with Roanoke’s economic growth since establishing its corporate headquarters in the city in 1882, the Norfolk & Western Railway (later the Norfolk-Southern Railway) built the Norfolk & Western Railway Freight Station between 1916 and 1918. When opened, the freight station replaced several older depots to handle N&W’s growing freight traffic. The station also included an annex for its freight accounting and billing staff. In 1964, the station ceased operation as a hub for freight. The Norfolk & Western Railway Freight Station now houses the Virginia Museum of Transportation.  Included in the museum’s collections is the individually listed Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 Locomotive.

Last Updated: December 7, 2023

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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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Nomination Form

128-6479

Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 Locomotive

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