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Roanoke: Virginia Museum of Transportation
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - $80
Includes round-trip passage, guided tour, and lunch
If you like the nostalgia and history of antique automobiles, and diesel and vintage steam locomotives, this OLLI Outing to a century-old freight station reborn as a museum is a must. The Virginia Museum of Transportation is Virginia’s Official Transportation Museum representing all aspects of transportation in the Commonwealth. The Museum has one of the finest rail exhibits in the United States and provides a broad view of Virginia’s rich railway heritage. There is also an Automotive Gallery featuring decades of automotive history including a Virginia Tech autonomous car and an Aviation Gallery where you can climb aboard an executive jet.
During the morning, we’ll take directed tours of the Museum’s rail, road and air offerings. You can be sure we won’t miss seeing some of the finest steam locomotives ever produced and one of the best diesel collections anywhere. The steam locomotives were designed and built in Roanoke by the Norfolk & Western Railway. The diesel collection includes Baldwin, General Electric, ALCO and EMD locomotives along with passenger cars, cabooses and even a dynamometer car!
We will bus over to Billy’s for a leisurely lunch followed by some free time back at the Transportation Museum before returning home. You’ll have enough time to visit the Museum gift store and take that second look at the model trains.
Bus Departures and Returns:
Seminole Square Shopping Center
Depart: 7:45 a.m. / Return: 5:30 p.m.
Walmart Parking Lot
Depart: 8:30 a.m. / Return: 4:30 p.m.
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