Posts Tagged ‘train stories’

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 […]

Comments Off on Train show exciting for young, old alike

Source: http://www.enctoday.com Charlie Hall Sun Journal Staff There was a common denominator between the hundreds of people who came to Saturday’s opening day of the Carolina Coastal Railroaders show and the trains they came to see — both were all ages and sizes. The 16th annual show, which continues today at New Bern High, featured […]

Comments Off on New book tells history of ‘Railroad that Couldn’t Be Built’

Source: The McDowell News By Mike Conley In the 1870s, the state of North Carolina set out to build a railroad across the steep mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest. The job would be done with convict labor, dangerous nitroglycerin and incredible determination. Many thought the railroad could not be built. But the railroad would […]