North Carolina Transportation Museum Hosts Spring Kick Off

The NC Transportation Museum hosts Spring Kick Off 2011 on March 19th.

The Spring Kick Off will include a few special touches, including steam over Spencer – as the Flagg 75 Steam Engine Caboose Train will be running.

The museum’s regular diesel train ride will also be moving down the tracks with face painting, balloon animals, live music from JP and Crawdaddy, Piedmont Natural Grass and much more. Train rides depart at 10:00, 10:45, 11:30 a.m., 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, and 3:15.

Flagg 75 Steam Engine Caboose Train: The Flagg 75 will steam down the tracks, as this classic little steam engine pulls the Caboose Train. Enjoy unlimited rides with an armband.

Diesel Train Rides: The museum’s regular passenger train will be rolling, offering unlimited rides with an armband.

Magician Ryan Short: Ryan will entertain kids and adults with magic and comedy, performing in the Bob Julian Roundhouse.

Wacky-Doo the Clown and Balloon Creations: Watch for the wandering clown as he creates balloon sculptures for the kids and makes the whole family laugh out loud.

JP and Crawdaddy: Featuring classic rock, beach and soul, JP and Crawdaddy will be performing on the north end of the site. Dancing is allowed!

Piedmont Natural Grass: Performing in the Bob Julian Roundhouse, PNG’s stirring bluegrass sounds will keep you singing along.

Minature Golf, Sidewalk Chalk and Games: Kids will have plenty to keep them entertained, as games and activities will be spread throughout the site, all day long.

Author: Julia Taylor Ebel, author of “Walking Ribbon” and “Addie Clawson, Appalachian Mail Carrier” will sign books in the Gift Station beginning at 2 p.m.

For advance tickets and information, call 704-636-2889 ext. 237.
Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event.

The Mission of the North Carolina Transportation Museum and Foundation at Historic Spencer Shops is to preserve and interpret the history of transportation in North Carolina and to present this history in a manner which allows visitors to enjoy their experience as well as learn from it.

The N.C. Transportation Museum is located on the site of what was once Southern Railway Company’s largest steam locomotive servicing facility. J.P. Morgan, Southern’s owner, chose the site because of its location midway between the railroad’s major terminal points of Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga. Construction of the Shops began in 1896, and they were named in honor of the first president of Southern Railway, Samuel Spencer.

NC Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159
Email: [email protected]

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