Restored locomotive arrives for Portsmouth museum
The locomotive gleamed like it did when it first saw life a hundred years ago, already turning heads in its new home near the nTelos Pavilion.
The Norfolk & Western 1134 might never steam down the tracks again. But it is still a new day for the locomotive that had been rusting away in a Roanoke scrap yard for almost 60 years.
The long-awaited locomotive arrived in three weighty chunks over the past week.
From now on, it's the star of the emerging Railroad Museum of Virginia. It joins a Wabash Railroad Co. dining car, two 1928-era Norfolk & Western mail cars and a Norfolk Southern caboose.