North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer

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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.
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  • My 14 year old grandson and i just had a spectacular visit to the nc transportation miseum. I want to especially thank 30 year volunteer george who went above and beyond by providing a one hour... 
    My 14 year old grandson and i just had a spectacular visit to the nc transportation miseum. I want to especially thank 30 year volunteer george who went above and beyond by providing a one hour...  more »
  • Firstly, I am not or ever will be a train enthusiast/geek, I use trains in the UK mainly because I drive all week and need to relax. However, the immense size of these trans continental engines is... 
    Firstly, I am not or ever will be a train enthusiast/geek, I use trains in the UK mainly because I drive all week and need to relax. However, the immense size of these trans continental engines is...  more »
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  • My son and I love this place! So many things to do and we love the Thomas events and fire truck festival and go every year! The big fire truck parade is pretty awesome. So many cool events for kids and very reasonable prices for all their is to do for little ones. Update: sad to say since you've taken to forcing vaccines on visitors we probably won't be back. I don't support businesses who attempt to take away my medical freedoms. So. Have fun with that. 🤷
  • I'm a big train geek and this museum had a rarely extensive collection from steam engines to diesel. This used to be a well-functioning, huge repair facility and I was surprised to see actual repairs still going on! I was able to observe a locomotive being pulled out by the tractor of the repair bay, put on the round table, turned toward another track, coupled with a running locomotive and get jump started! I've never seen a diesel start up before. There are extensive train displays but also a collection of rare cars so something for everyone. I'm glad I took the opportunity to visit while in town.

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