History of the N.C. Transportation Museum
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. Read More

Multimodal Stations in North Carolina
Written by Walter R. Turner
N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation Historian   Read More

Development of Streetcar Systems in North Carolina
Written by Walter R. Turner
N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation Historian   Read More

History of Piedmont Airlines
Written by Walter Turner  Tom Davis was excited. Wearing a gray suit but no overcoat for the chilly morning, he greeted everyone in the crowd by name. He had worked years for this moment. The final call came over the loudspeaker: “Ladies and gentlemen, Piedmont Airlines Flight No. 41 is now boarding at Gate 1 for Pinehurst, Charlotte, Asheville, Tri-Cities, Lexington, and Cincinnati... Read More