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The North Carolina Transportation Museum is a transport museum in Spencermarker, North Carolinamarker.

The museum is largely devoted to the state's railroad history, however its collection also includes exhibits of automobiles and aircraft.
Antique airplanes
The museum is located at the former Southern Railway's 1896-era Spencer Shopsmarker.


The museum was founded in 1977, when the Southern Railway deeded of land to the state of North Carolinamarker for a transportation museum. Two years later, another was added to the original donation; the entirety of the railway's largest former steam locomotive repair shops. The museum is currently undergoing a major renovation which will increase its size and number of exhibits.
Several bays of the Spencer Shops roundhouse are devoted to restoring locomotives and rolling stock in the museum collection. Restoration work is done by volunteers.

Heritage railroad

The museum has a heritage railroad which operates passenger excursion trains several times per day during the tourist season. Trains are powered by either steam or diesel locomotives from the museum's collection. Cab rides can be purchased for $10 (diesel locomotives only).

Visitors may also purchase tickets to ride the roundhouse turntable on selected days, demonstrated in the video link below.


Southern E-Unit # 6900
Atlantic Coast Line E-Unit # 501
The roster contains almost 30 locomotives, but only these 10 have ever seen service on the Spencer Southern RR.


Graham County 3-truck shay # 1925

Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 # 4/Spencer (Southern) 2-8-0 # 604

Southern 2-8-0 # 542

Seaboard Air Line 2-10-0 # 544


Southern E8A-Unit # 6900

Norfolk & Western GP9 # 620

Atlantic Coast Line E3A-Unit # 501

Southern GP30 # 2601

Southern FP7-Unit # 6133

US Navy switcher # 65-00556

Duke Power Plymouth switcher # 5951

Beaufort & Morehead H12-44 # 1860

Norfolk Southern Railway #1616

See also


  1. Railinc, Search MARKs, accessed September 2009

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