On May 29, 1950, railroaders for the Norfolk & Western Railway watched as the Class J 61l locomotive rolled into the yard. As they readied her for service, they couldn’t have known that the 611 was born into
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Rex Mitchell Teese – Producer, Director, Editor, Writer
Rex began his film career as an apprentice in the editorial departments of the Ridley Scott films “Hannibal” and “Black Hawk Down.” In the 18 years that he has been working in film, he has worked in the editorial departments of several studio feature films and network television programs, including “You Kill Me,” Contraband,” “Mercy Street” and “Turn: Washington’s Spies.” He was also the Associate Producer of post production for the ESPN mini-series “The Bronx is Burning.” Rex has worked as a freelance editor for the National Geographic Channel since 2008.
The Company Store was created in 2013 and produces documentaries, concert films and short films.
Rex has a family connection to the Norfolk & Western Railway, Roanoke and the 611. Rex’s great-grandfather worked for the N&W for over 30 years. His grandfather, Rex T. Mitchell Jr, was the director of Roanoke’s Parks and Recreation department for many years. His mother was one of the first employees of the Virginia Museum of Transportation, home of the 611.