First Train to Big Lick

First Train to Big Lick (HMB2X)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24011
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.39', W 79° 56.472'

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Nearby, on Nov. 1, 1852, the first Virginia & Tennessee Railroad train arrived in Big Lick (now Roanoke), three years after the company had been incorporated. The track from Lynchburg, Virginia to Bristol, Tennessee, was completed in 1856. In 1870, the railroad combined with the Southside and the Norfolk & Petersburg railroads to form the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad, which became the Norfolk & Western Railroad in 1881. During the 1880s, Roanoke became a rail center. Numerous railroad facilities were located here, including locomotive and rail car manufacturing plants, roundhouses, a large freight yard, a passenger station and the headquarters of Norfolk & Western (1881-1982).
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HM NumberHMB2X
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Placed ByNorfolk Southern Roanoke Employees
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593871 N 4125701
Decimal Degrees37.27316667, -79.94120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.39', W 79° 56.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 23.40" N, 79° 56' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5093 Railside Linear Walk, Roanoke VA 24011, US
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