Virginia Room Digital Collection

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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.

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FE236 N&W Shops.jpg
Aerial view of Norfolk & Western east end shops.

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Freight Locomotive No. 1203 rests on the turntable at Shaffer's Crossing in Roanoke.

HNWR167.jpg
Engine No. 102 rolls out of assembly at the Roanoke Shops and employees pose for the customary photograph of the engine.

HNWR151.jpg
Shop employees and crew of Engine No. 205 in Roanoke, shortly after the locomotives construction.

HNWR143.jpg
The "Wheel Rollers" of the Roanoke Shops include (front left): Earl Dunning, John Cantry, Charles Wiley, Monk Wiggins, and Thomas Campbell. The Wheel Rollers competed in wheel rolling competitions around the nation and always placed high.

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Two employees examine car wheels at the Roanoke Shops. C.G. Wiley is at right; the man at left is unidentified. Unfortunately, African American employees of the N&W could not be promoted beyond entry-level positions until the passage of the Civil…

HNWR124.jpg
Employees repair an N&W locomotive at the Roanoke Shops.

Davis 4.214 American Viscose Parade.jpg
American Viscose employees with decorated car for a World War I drive parade.

Davis 4.213 American Viscose Parade.jpg
American Viscose employees at a World War I drive parade. Norfolk & Western shops visible in background.

Davis 4.212 American Viscose Parade.jpg
American Viscose employees with decorated car for a World War I drive parade. Norfolk & Western shops visible in background.

Davis 4.211 American Viscose Parade.jpg
American Viscose employees with decorated car for World War I drive parade. Norfolk & Western shops visible in background.

Davis 4.11 mayors monument.jpg
Mayor's Monument, also known as Kimball Tower

Davis 4.11-2 Mayors Monument.jpg
Mayor's Monument, also known as Kimball Tower
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