Train Station? Green Goat Restaurant

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Tue Apr 2 18:13:39 EDT 2019


That was a building that is pseudo N&W design, created for the Transportation Museum at its old Wasena Park location.

Once the flood of 1985 damaged the place, the decision was made to move to the present location, leaving the building.

Ken Miller

> On Apr 2, 2019, at 5:18 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:
> I'm looking for some Roanoke area history.
> There is a restaurant in the old Wasena Park area of Roanoke called the Green Goat. It sits near the intersection of Winona Avenue, Wiley Drive, and 8th Street ... just off what I assume is the Roanoke Belt Line. 
> In a Google Maps view the architecture looks strikingly railroad station like. 
> I see (through several Google search results), it is referred to as the Wasena Station and formerly housed the Va Museum of Transportation. I couldn't find much else.
> Does anyone know if this was either a N&W or VGN station. Was it always located there? Any history (pre VMT), one could provided, would be appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Kevin Byrd
> Chesterfield, VA 
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