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The Norfolk Southern Museum in Norfolk 6/30/2015

by Chris Guenzler

After riding the entire Tide Light Rail Line system, I started walking over to the Norfolk Southern Building in Norfolk to go to the museum of this great eastern railroad.

We said goodbye to the Tide Light Line.

I walked by this pool on my way there. Once you enter the Norfolk Southern Building, immediately turn right to enter the Norfolk Southern Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, This museum is free to everyone and upon entry, the exhibits grab your eye!

Where the past meets the future days daily.

All of the railroads that make up the modern Norfolk Southern.

Moving the goods that move the economy.

Semaphore signal 2242.

From spikes to signals.

Norfolk Southern one line infinite possibilities. Conrail, Norfolk & Western, Southern. How Norfolk Southern became one line.

More Norfolk Southern history on this wall.

All of the products Norfolk Southern ships.

The Norfolk Southern system map.

Norfolk Southern at the crossroads of America.

A Norfolk Southern locomotive simulator which I played and became an honorary Norfolk Southern engineer.

"These people were craftsmen in the highest sense of the word. I look on them as being geniuses, really." Frank McFadden, mechanical engineer and former shop foreman.

Norfolk Southern Qualitity and Safety goes hand in hand.

Thoroughbred workhorses.

Today's Norfolk Southern is the result of hundred railroad combinations, reorganizations, and consolidations reaching back to the earliest days of the iron horse.

Thoroughbred workhorses.

A locomotive bell.

Locomotive 2138 number board.

Front end of locomotive 504.

Robin in the Norfolk Southern locomotive simulator.

Keeping safety first.

A railroad crossbuck.

Diesel locomotive front end of NS 7512.

Horns and headlights.

A locomotive piston.

An engineering legacy.

Generations of Pride.

William Mahome 1826-1895.

Steam, diesel, and electric history boards. Now we will look at all of the Norfolk Southern Heritage Models.

Where else can you see all the 20 Norfolk Southern Heritage Units in one location?

Employee Timecards from 1955, Nickel Plate and Lackawana Railroad passes and other things.

Railroad employee hats through the years.

Railroad public timetables.

A Time Zone Map.

The Norfolk Southern Museum gives out free pencils from this bowl.

The Norfolk Southern Railroad System Map.

Dining car china.

Weather around the Norfolk Southern Railroad. With that our visit to the Norfolk Southern Museum is done. We would like to thank the Norfolk Southern Museum for being here today.

After a great visit to the Norfolk Southern Museum we walked back to the hotel via a different route.

We walked by the MacArthur Memorial.

Douglas MacArthur 5 Star General 1880 to 1964.