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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