Former Norfolk & Western depot to be demolished

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FOREST, Va. — The former Norfolk & Western depot in Forest will be demolished for safety reasons, the Lynchburg (Va.) News & Advance recently reported. The building has been unoccupied for more than 20 years, Forest Volunteer Fire Department Chief Monty Coleman told News & Advance in April 2016, when there was a fire at the depot. Bedford County Fire Marshal Jeff Pauley said the fire was discovered so quickly that the damage was minimal.

Forest is on N&W’s former Roanoke to Lynchburg, Va., main line, which will be traveled by J Class 4-8-4 No. 611 on excursions sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Transportation May 27 to 29.

A Norfolk Southern representative said a demolition has not been set.

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