Archive for March, 2011

Comments Off on NC Transportation Museum gets honor…

Source: http://www.salisburypost.com By Shavonne Potts spotts@salisburypost.com SPENCER — The Robert Julian Roundhouse and Turntable are probably the most popular attractions at the N.C. Transportation Museum and on Saturday they were designated a historic mechanical engineering landmark. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presented the distinction to the museum at a ceremony during the Spring […]

Comments Off on Tweetsie: Opening Day is April 29th!

Tweetsie Railroad is proud to operate two vintage steam locomotives: the #12 “Tweetsie” and the #190 “Yukon Queen”. When you visit Tweetsie Railroad during the operating season, the train will be pulled by one of these historic engines. Locomotive #12 is the last surviving narrow-gauge steam locomotive of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina […]

Comments Off on N.C. Transportation Museum: Rail Days, 2011

The N.C. Transportation Museum’s 2011 Family Rail Days Festival, scheduled June 11 and 12, will celebrate the golden age of railroading and offer something for every member of the family. Featuring historic locomotives and rail cars displayed alongside modern rail equipment, the event will give visitors a chance to enjoy train rides, great music, model […]