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Photos: Glimpses of Roanoke's railroad heritage from the N&W to Norfolk Southern

Photos: Glimpses of Roanoke's railroad heritage from the N&W to Norfolk Southern

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The coming of the Norfolk and Western Railway and the sprawling shops to build locomotives and rolling stock turned a sleepy village into the boomtown of Roanoke in the 1880s.

With the announcement Tuesday that more jobs would be leaving Norfolk Southern Corp.'s remaining shops in Roanoke, we look back at the city's long railroad history.

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