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Norfolk & Western East End Shops about 1890

This was the Norfolk and Western enginehouse in 1890, located within the shop area of what is now the East End Shops. The 0-4-2T shop switcher built by Baldwin in 1883 as No. 1. Shown pulling several dead locomotives in center foreground, probably destined for shop repairs in the nearby Roanoke Machine Works. Note the passenger cars at left center, as Roanoke was a junction point for the N&W, the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke and Southern Railroads, with frequent passenger service. Note the outline of some of the shop structures in the background, indicating the close proximity to the shop area. The stack in center of photograph was erected in 1882, and later on joined by two others, none exist now.


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