NC Transportation Museum

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is located in Spencer, NC. Spencer is a small town on Highway US70 North East of Salisbury, NC. The museum is on the site of the old Southern Railway switching and repair facility. An impressive site is the massive round house and the adjoining turn table. The turn table appears to be in working condition.

The museum is mostly covers railroads and trains, but also has an extensive collection of antique automobiles and airplanes.. The site contains an unusually large collection of steam engines and rail cars.

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Along with all of the gigantic steam locomotives, we find this beautifully restored Ford Sportster. I failed to get the statistics on this car, but I am assuming that it dates around the 1920’s. It is perfectly restored. Looks great.

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The following is taken from Wikepedia

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is a museum in Spencer, North Carolina. It is a collection of automobiles, aircraft, and railway vehicles. The museum is located at the former Southern Railway’s 1896-era Spencer Shops and devotes much of its space to the state’s railroad history. The museum has the largest collection of rail relics in the Carolinas. Its Back Shop building of nearly three stories high is most notable for its size of two football fields long.

Click to read a more complete description of the Museum on the Wikepedia site.

The museum is undergoing a growth spurt. Some time in the spring of 2017, the museum will double in size with the opening of another building ……I mean a BIG building.

Also there are train rides available. Experience the thrill of riding in a Pullman Car which is being drawn along by an antique steam locomotive bellowing black smoke.

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