Exhibits

 
Barber Junction Visitor Center
The first stop is the Barber Junction Visitor center, an authentic train depot built in 1898 that was moved to the museum in 1980 from the nearby town of Barber, NC. This is the gateway to fun and excitement at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Get your tickets here for train rides around the site, and pick up information about tours and exhibits.
 
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New and Traveling Exhibits

New and Traveling Exhibits

Experience the latest additions to the museum's collection and traveling exhibits that visit the N.C. Transportation Museum.  There's always something new to see!


The Wright Flyer

The Wright Flyer

The N.C. Transportation Museum has a full size replica Wright Flyer on long-term loan from the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, N.C.


Roundhouse

Roundhouse

The 37-bay Bob Julian Roundhouse, one of the largest ever constructed, was built in 1924 and is one of the few preserved roundhouses remaining in the country. The building houses about 40 restored locomotives and rail cars. 


Bumper to Bumper

Bumper to Bumper

The Bumper to Bumper exhibit, an impressive collection of antique automobiles ranging from a 1901 White Steam Stanhope to a 1978 Plymouth N.C. Highway Patrol car, traces the evolution of the automobile in North Carolina.


Wagons, Wheels and Wings

Wagons, Wheels and Wings

This exhibit houses items showing all forms of transportation in the state, throughout history.  Often, traveling exhibits are displayed.


Project Restoration

Project Restoration

See the Back Shop, U.S. Army Hospital Car and more projects coming soon!


Back Shop

Back Shop

The Back Shop, the largest structure on our site, was built in 1905 and served as the major overhaul facility for steam locomotives.


Hospital Car

Hospital Car

One of the few surviving hospital cars, No. 89480, was built in 1945 as one of 200 units designed to be self-sustaining and easy to identify.


Rail Equipment -- Steam Locomotives

Rail Equipment -- Steam Locomotives

See our great collection of steam locomotives on display each day at the N.C. Transportation Museum.


Rail Equipment -- Diesel Locomotives

Rail Equipment -- Diesel Locomotives

See our display of restored diesel locomotives!