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Rail Days in Spencer, NC

May 1, & 2 we traveled to the North Carolina Transportation Museum for their annual Rail Days. The event takes place at the Spencer Shops. The Shops include a large Roundhouse with working turntable, a Huge Engine Repair Building that is currently being completely refurbished, and a number of other buildings. There is plenty of rolling stock and fixed stock; steam and diesel. And best of all lots of train rides (even in the engines). This facility was a center point, thus major repair location, for the Southern Railway line from Atlanta to Washington D.C. A lot of effort was put into this property to make it a first class railway museum. I urge any train fan traveling through the Southeast to make a stop.

Watch for a secret code... ; )

While Beverly manned our show booth, Matt and I explored the facility and took advantage of the great train rides.

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Matt his layout (Dad's design) and our show display in the Roundhouse
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Matt next to a Norfolk Southern Breakdown Train
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Matt next to the control booth on the Turntable
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Wide view of turntable and Roundhouse
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Caboose Train in the Background
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Southern Railway Diesel on the Turntable
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Matt standing patiently while SR Diesel rotating on Turntable
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Matt notices SR Diesel starting to come around.
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SR Diesel has come around and is ready to run over Matt
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Matt decides he is going to drive this Diesel