The Virginia Museum of Transportation is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Official Transportation Museum. It houses the largest collection of locomotives in the Mid-Atlantic region including the famed Big Three steam locomotives; the N&W Class J 611, the N&W Class A 1218 and the N&W Class Y6a 2156 is on loan from the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s also home to model trains, automotive and aviation exhibits. It’s housed in the historic downtown Roanoke Norfolk & Western Freight Depot added to the NRHP in November 2012. It welcomes guests from coast to coast and from across the globe on an annual basis. Open Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. 303 Norfolk Avenue SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24016. www.vmt.org and www.FireUp611.org.