20 locomotives on display July 4 at Transportation Museum
SPENCER — Twenty locomotives painted in the original color schemes of railroad companies dating back to the early 1800s will appear at the N.C. Transportation Museum over the Fourth of July.
Organizers are calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Unit will gather for a “family portrait” July 3 and 4 at the museum’s Bob Julian Roundhouse, one of the only locations in the country large enough to host 20 locomotives side-by-side.
Norfolk Southern is producing the Heritage fleet to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary. Each locomotive will represent a railroad company that preceded Norfolk Southern.
“This is the first and probably only chance we’ll have to get all these locomotives together in one place at one time,” Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman said in a press release. “We’re proud of the role railroads play in keeping the country’s economy strong, and July 4 is an opportune time to showcase that heritage of service and safety.”
Read more in Thursday’s Post.