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By Shavonne Potts

spotts@salisburypost.com

SPENCER — Rail fans from as far as Japan and England will descend upon the N.C. Transportation Museum today and Wednesday for what has been hailed as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

To commemorate Norfolk Southern Corp.’s 30th anniversary, the Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotive fleet is on display for a couple of days at the museum.

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View amazing photos and videos from The Norfolk Southern Corp.’s 30th Anniversary, please visit the NC Transportation Museum’s FACEBOOK PAGE.

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The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is pleased to announce its’ special Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner Train on February 13, 2010.
 
For a romantic evening with that special someone, enjoy a delectable three-course dinner in a candlelit vintage dining car aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The train will depart our Bryson City, NC depot at 7:00 pm and will feature the cuisine of Chef Deborah Douthit.
 
The Sweetheart Train’s dining menu features a choice of Prime Rib or Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo accompanied by a Fresh Baby Green Salad served with Tangerine Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and a Fresh Vegetable Medley. Your meal will end with a Raspberry White Chocolate Cheese Brule topped with fresh berries and a Champagne toast.
 
Prior to departure, each Sweetheart will receive a long stemmed rose during the reception beginning at 6:00 pm. Full bar and wine service is available for purchase on board the train. The Valentine’s Sweetheart Train is $104.00 plus tax & gratuity per person.
 
New for 2010 – Sweetheart Dinner Train Package
Round trip scenic train excursion
Three-course dinner for two on a candlelit dining car
Overnight stay for two at the new Bryson City Microtel Inn & Suites
Bottle of our Whistle Stop Wine
Valentine’s heart chocolate sampler
All this makes for the perfect evening your Valentine is sure to remember! All for just $278
(plus tax and gratuity).
 
For more information and reservations please call 800-872-4681 or WWW.GSMR.COM.
 
Admission to the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum is included with ticket purchase. Without tickets, admission to the museum is $9 for adults and $5 for children.
 
Proud member of the American Heritage Railways family. Visit our sister railroads in southwest Colorado at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and in east Texas at the Texas State Railroad.

 
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