Thursday, June 13 through Sunday June 16, 2024

Location: Holiday Inn Airport Convention Center, Roanoke Va.

The N&WHS and your convention hosts would like to invite you to the 2024 N&WHS convention in Roanoke, VA, this year. We will return to Roanoke this year after a long absence due to Covid. The convention will return to the Holiday Inn Airport Convention Center on 3315 Ordway Drive, NW, Roanoke, VA 24017, located just off the Hershberger Road exit on I-581. As with all conventions, please book early, before June, to ensure the best rate and availability of rooms.

As we did last year, our focus is on fellowship and getting together, we will try and organize some outings later, but likely those will be decided at that time. Roanoke

I want to ask everyone to bring models to the contest.

Last year, we only had four models in total.

If we do not have at least two entries per category, the contest will not occur in that category. So please consider bringing models. Otherwise, the contest will become a bring and brag exhibition in the future. If you wish to bring models to display and not enter the contest, there should be room, but I urge you to enter your models.

I have added complete street addresses to the Friday and Saturday events. Bus rental prices have continuously increased, and as with last year, we need to transport ourselves to the events. I also urge everyone to try to carpool.

Roanoke, the Norfolk and Western headquarters, was the epicenter of N&W activities. It was also an essential location for the Virginian, being the eastern end of the electrification. Both railroads maintained huge yards in Roanoke. Sadly, time has continued to reduce and reduce much of the railroad activities in today's Norfolk Southern. But there are still many N&W structures, and most of the tracks remain. We'll be visiting the Virginia Museum of Transportation located in the former N&W freight house and the restored Virginian Roanoke Station at the convention this year.

There are other locations to visit in the area. For instance, you should visit if you haven't seen the O. Winston Link Museum in the former N&W Roanoke passenger station, you should visit.

This year, I have extended an invitation to both the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, as both groups share a common interest in railroad history in Virginia. To facilitate that, I have offered everyone the same convention prices.