NC Transportation Museum Shows Off Improvements

A new route for the railroad tracks at the North Carolina Transportation Museum will allow visitors to see more of the museum's 57 acres and downtown Spencer.

The Salisbury Post reported that the museum will unveil the improvements to the public Saturday and Sunday during the annual Rail Days Festival.

Charles W. Moorman, who's the president, chairman and CEO of Norfolk-Southern Railroad, will dedicate the new track Saturday.

The Spencer Shops train repair facility ceased operation in the late 1970s and the grounds and building were donated to the state to be a museum.

Museum spokesman Mark Brown says the U.S. Transportation Department donated most of the $600,000 needed for the improvements. The museum raised the remaining $120,000.

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  • by mom Location: pitt co on Jun 13, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    If you want to see outdated forms of transportation go stand by the side of an ancient asphalt or concrete 'road' and watch the dinosaurs drive by. Because the auto industry was intent on selling us the same-old, same-old, we are killing each other freely because, for example, 'texting' is more important than attentive driving. We are using petroleum to give us energy, tires and paving. Just because we 'used to' doesn't mean we HAD to drive this way.
  • by C on Jun 13, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    I'm gonna have to go check that place out; I have a love for trains that goes back to my early childhood. Thanks for this story, WITN; I'd say my next day off just got booked solid !

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