NRHS Roanoke Virgina Chapter


About Our Chapter

The Roanoke Chapter, NRHS has been active in rail preservation, maintaining a fleet of passenger cars and diesel locomotives, and sponsoring rail excursions for over forty years. We take pride in the reputation that we have established as a professional operator through the years. We work together with three other organizations in the Roanoke Valley, the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the O. Winston Link Museum, and the Norfolk & Western Historical Society, all the while promoting the Roanoke Valley as a rail destination. Indeed, these groups, along with the Blue Ridge Chapter and the C&OHS, have had the Commonwealth of Virginia designate our area as Virginia’s Rail Heritage Region. We welcome anyone with an interest in any facet of railroading.

Chapter Number: C036
District: D4
Year Established: 1952
Mailing Address:

Roanoke Chapter NRHS
PO Box 13222
Roanoke, VA 24032-3222

Phone: (540) 774-0611


Publication Name: Turntable Times


President: Charles A. Akers
Vice President: Gary Gray
Secretary: Lewis Foster
Treasurer: Delta H. Pilgrim
Editor: Gary Ballard
Historian: Kenneth L. Miller
National Representative: Carl S. Jensen
Membership Chair: Delta Helmer
Webmaster: Kenneth L. Miller

Meeting Information

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Thur 7 or 7:30pm
Meeting Address:

Virginia Railway Station
1402 South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016

To confirm location and time, contact either:
Chuck Akers: or
Delta Pilgrim:

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