Calling train enthusiasts: Virginia Museum of Transportation installs two live stream cameras to view the rails

Roanoke Valley News

Photo Courtesy: Virtual Railfan

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Attention all train and locomotive fans! Two high-definition cameras have been installed at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc., allowing the public to watch live streams of the trains that roll through Roanoke every day.

The cameras have been installed on the museum’s Robert B. Claytor and W. Graham Claytor, Jr. Pavilion, as well as on an adjacent wing of the museum’s main building.

Amtrak’s daily Northeast Regional Service and numerous Norfolk Southern freight trains, travel through the area daily.

“We can spread the word about the museum, the city, and everything we offer visitors with much greater reach than conventional advertising,” said Christine Williams, the Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

Mike Cyr, President and CEO of Virtual Railfan, says there is also a live chat that accompanies each feed. The chat feature provides a unique opportunity for people to converse about the area and its history and events while they wait for the next train.

The Roanoke live stream can be found on YouTube, on the Virtual Railfan website, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation’s website.

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