Archive for the ‘Steam Locomotives’ Category

I’ve written several posts now about the lost railroad in Hillsborough, NC. The Daniel Boone Railroad is a huge part of our past in NC. Below are some recent photos sent to me by  S.M. Smith, W.K. Smith and family and they retain the rights to the vintage photos. Also displaying some photos of what’s […]

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This locomotive has a rich history with Southern Railway and now sits on display at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Kids AND adults enjoy climbing in and pretending to be an engineer! History: Southern Railway #542: The locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1903. This 2-8-0 Consolidation operated in North Carolina on […]

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On the last two Saturdays in October, New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR) will offer train rides and family fun in the rail yard during Track or Treat Halloween Express. This year, marks the 20th year of the family-friendly event, which takes place on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, with Ghost Train excursions departing at 4, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 […]