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128-6162 N&W Railway Freight Station

N&W Railway Freight Station
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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 (now Norfolk-Southern) built the N&W 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. At the time of its listing, the N&W Railway Freight Station housed the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

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

Updated: April 7, 2020