The David R. and Susan S. Goode RailwalkThe three locomotive types referred to on the nearby panels are part of the larger picture; of course. The Classes J, A and Y locomotives were special. What made these locomotives so special compared to products of the commercial builders of steam, such as Lima Locomotive Works, Baldwin, American Locomotive Company and other smaller builders? Aside from their superior operating characteristics, they were designed and built by local residents, in Roanoke. Then, as today, "Roanoke-built" is an impressive statement. Just to the east of where you are standing, is the west end of the 50+ acre complex named Roanoke Shop, also called East End Shops.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:59am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 594082 N 4125698|
|Decimal Degrees||37.27311667, -79.93881667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 16.387', W 79° 56.329'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 16' 23.22" N, 79° 56' 19.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5921-5991 Norfolk Ave SE, Roanoke VA 24011, US|
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