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Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norfolk & Western Freight Station

c. 1918

 

— Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation —

 
Norfolk & Western Freight Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Norfolk & Western Freight Station Marker
Inscription.  Handled N&W freight until 1964, spurring the industrialization of Roanoke.
 
Erected by Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
 
Location. 37° 16.374′ N, 79° 56.754′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Norfolk Avenue Southwest and 3rd Street Southwest, on the right when traveling west on Norfolk Avenue Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive Parking Brakes (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham-White Manufacturing Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Norfolk & Western Class A #1218 (within shouting distance of this marker); Norfolk & Western Safety Instruction Car #418 (within shouting distance of this marker); Norfolk & Western Railway Post Office Car Class M-1 #93
Norfolk & Western Freight Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. Norfolk & Western Freight Station Marker
The National Register plaque hangs directly above the marker.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 1952 Squad Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Railroad GE GG1 Electric #4919 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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May. 13, 2021