11 years after fire heavily damaged a Roanoke landmark, work is now underway to restore it. A groundbreaking ceremony today marked the start of work on the the former Virginian Railway station.  The building opened in 1910 and served Roanoke rail passengers until 1956. Efforts to restore it began almost as soon as the fire in January 2001 was doused.   WFIR’s Evan Jones has more.

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Click here for the National Railway Historical Society Roanoke Chapter’s web site for the Virginian station restoration project.