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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 Transportation museum fires up coal engine!

Source: http://www.salisburypost.com The Flagg 75 steam engine spits, coughs, breathes heavily and blows off a lot of steam before it finally moves. In other words, I can relate. I hopped into the cab of the 1930 workhorse locomotive Saturday morning as Engineer John Barnett of Raleigh backed it onto the roundtable at the N.C. Transportation […]