Train Station? Green Goat Restaurant
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Was N&W freight station; then museum of transportation. Severe flooding of this area in 1985 led to Virginia MOT being relocated to present location.
Jerome Crosson; NWHS member residing in St. Peters MO
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Subject: Train Station? Green Goat Restaurant
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.
Kevin ByrdChesterfield, VA ________________________________________
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