Archive for January 10, 2009

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North Carolina is blessed with an incredible transportation museum located in Spencer, NC. You can ride diesels, shay steam engines, tour the roundhouse and so much more. Inside, it houses an incredibly impressive collection of engines and cars. You can even view a restoration currently in progress. For a train ride in North Carolina and a lesson in history, visit the museum, conveniently located right off I-85 in Rowan County.

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is located on the site of what was once Southern Railway Company’s largest steam locomotive repair facility. The site features an authentic train depot, antique automobiles, and a 37-bay Roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, dozens of rail cars and other exhibit areas.  The museum offers seasonal train rides, guided tours for scheduled groups, and special events scheduled throughout the year.

The N.C. Transportation Museum is part of the Division of State Historic Sites, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.  The Department of Cultural Resources is a state agency dedicated to the promotion and protection of North Carolina’s arts, history and culture. Additional support for the museum and its programs are provided by the N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation.

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