Archive for December, 2009

Comments Off on GE Locomotives Go Green

New technology allows the train’s engine to capture the energy it now wastes, store it in a battery and use it for acceleration. Click on the image below to watch the video. You’ll have to sit through a 15-second ad, but it’s very interesting. Visit www.TarheelTrains.com!   Stay Connected!      

Comments Off on Riding the rails for holiday travel is up this year

By Denis Cuff Contra Costa Times George and Georgia Schumann needed to get across America to spend Christmas with their daughter in Fayetteville, N.C., but they weren’t keen about the rigors of a drive or the hustle and bustle and sardine-can packing of an airline flight. “My husband likes to “… stretch in his seat. […]

Comments Off on Santa Train Chugs Along in Spencer

Source: Salisbury Post By Hugh Fisher – hfisher@salisburypost.com SPENCER — He’s making a list, and checking it twice, but not on a sleigh with snow and ice. Santa Claus is taking the train to town. With festive decorations aboard, the Santa Train’s been running at the N.C. Transportation Museum for the last two weekends. Santa […]