Virginia Room Digital Collection


The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

Browse Items (15 total)

RREC21 Utility Wagon.jpg
A utility wagon of the Roanoke Railway & Electric Company and its companion mule.

RREC20 Number 44.jpg
Another view of Brill car Number 44 after a collision with a Virginian Railway locomotive under the Walnut Avenue Bridge.

RREC19 Number 44.jpg
Brill car Number 44 after a collision with a Virginian Railway locomotive under the Walnut Avenue bridge.

RREC18 Roanoke Railway & Electric.jpg
Roanoke Railway & Electric Company Walnut Avenue Steam Plant. In front of the plant is the old streetcar barn

RREC16 Carrie.jpg
Roanoke Railway & Electric steam dummy Number 2, Carrie, with a Roanoke and Salem coach attached is shown, reportedly on its maiden run in 1890.

RREC15 Meter Line Crew.jpg
Frank Haley (left) and Al Firebaugh of the Meter Cut-In Crew.

RREC12 Mill Mountain.jpg
A panoramic view showing Mill Mountain looming over the Walnut Avenue Steam Plant of the Roanoke Railway & Electric Company.

RREC11 Line Crew.jpg
Line Crew of the Roanoke Railway and Electric Company. From left are: Jim Payne (foreman), unidentified, Stannoke Maxey (lineman), last two unidentified.

RREC10 9th Street SE.jpg
Passengers board and disembark streetcars on 9th Street SE near American Viscose.

RREC9 Jefferson Street.jpg
Looking north on Jefferson Street at the Campbell Avenue Intersection. The Didier Grocers building at right, in earlier days, housed the street railway offices and provided a waiting room for the cars. In the middle of Jefferson Street, a horsecar…

RREC8 Roanoke Country Club.jpg
Golfers teeing off at Roanoke Country Club.

RREC4 Downtown Roanoke.jpg
A bird's-eye view of Downtown Roanoke at Jefferson Street looking toward Mill Mountain. The St. James Hotel is visible in the foreground. At right can be seen the Terry Building.

RREC3 Lynchburg Traction & Light.jpg
Unidentified employees of Lynchburg Traction & Light Company in front of the "streetcar barn". Lynchburg Traction & Light Company was the predescessor to the Lynchburg Division of Appalachian Power.

RREC2 Campbell Avenue.jpg
Looking east on Campbell Avenue from the 1st Street intersection. S.H. Heironimus and Company visible at left. Its location was 37-39 Campbell.

RREC1 Jefferson Street.jpg
Looking south on Jefferson Street from the Campbell Avenue intersection.
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