Press Releases

 
Click the links below to view past press releases about the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
 

03/24/2014

NCTM Partners with Virginia Museum of Transportation for Restoration of the Class J 611 Locomotive

The Virginia Museum of Transportation and the Fire Up 611! Committee announce an agreement with the North Carolina Transportation Museum & Foundation to house the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Locomotive during its restoration



11/15/2013

New Exhibit Dedication - 1959 Divco Milk Truck

A new exhibit gets its official ribbon-cutting dedication at the N.C. Transportation Museum



10/01/2013

Tickets Still Available for the N.C. Transportation Museum's Autumn Train Excursions

Autumn Train Excursions Are Traveling To Charlottesville, Va. and Asheville, N.C.



09/01/2013

Day Out With Thomas - This September!

The Go Go Thomas Tour will roll into the N.C. Transportation Museum this September!



08/01/2013

First Ever Historic Spencer Shops Train Show

This first ever event at the N.C. Transportation Museum promises model railroad memoriabilia for the rail fan enthusiast.



07/01/2013

Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge - On Display

Items from Blackbeard the Pirate's Flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, will be displayed.



06/01/2013

Museum in Motion Festival is the New Rail Days

The museum's traditional "Rail Days" has become the "Museum in Motion" Festival



02/27/2013

The Easter Bunny Rolls Down the Tracks at the N.C. Transportation Museum

The Easter Bunny Returns, Starting March 23.



02/26/2013

Southern No. 630 Short Trip Steam Excursions April 13

The N.C. Transportation Museum offers 90-minute railroad excursions behind a century old steam locomotive.



02/21/2013

Spring Three Day/Two Night Excursions Offered To Washington D.C. and Charleston, S.C.

The N.C. Transportation Museum offers these unforgettable trips for Spring 2013.



01/16/2013

At The Throttle Returns To The N.C. Transportation Museum

Visitors can run a vintage steam locomotive during this exciting program.



01/01/2013

Journey Stories Visits The N.C. Transportation Museum

Journey Stories Visits The N.C. Transportation Museum



12/01/2012

N.C. Transportation Museum Offers Winter Fever Train Rides

Winter Fever train rides are offered this December at the N.C. Transportation Museum.



10/23/2012

N.C. Transportation Museum Hosts Mecklenburg Beauregards Civil War Reenactors

This Saturday, the N.C. Transportation Museum Hosts the Mecklenburg Beauregards Civil War Encampment and Ladies Tea



10/09/2012

N.C. Transportation Museum Autumn Train Excursion Tickets Are Selling Quickly, Excursions Roll Out Nov. 3 & 4

Excursion Travels Can Enjoy Civil War History and a Great Harvest Festival With Trips Planned to Appomattox, Va. and Toccoa, Ga.



09/26/2012

Museum Offers New Behind The Scenes Tour

The museum's new Wings, Wheels and Rails Tour Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes!



09/01/2012

Day Out With Thomas at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Thomas rolls out Sept. 21-23 and 28-30 at the N.C. Transportation Museum



08/07/2012

N.C. Transportation Museum Autumn Train Excursion Tickets Are On Sale Now, Rolling Out Nov. 3 and 4

Excursion Travelers Can Enjoy Civil War History and a Great Harvest Festival with Trips Planned to Appomattox, Va. and Toccoa, Ga.



08/01/2012

The N.C. Transportation Museum Highlights Ford and GM with Back to Back Auto Shows Aug. 4 and 11

Ford and GM Owners Will Showcase Vintage Cars on Back-to-Back Saturdays, Additional Second Saturdays Programming Offered Aug. 11



07/09/2012

The N.C. Transportation Museum Presents “N.C. Civil War Ironclads” July 14

Historian Andrew Duppstadt explores Civil War naval history and some of the most interesting vessels to take to the water



06/14/2012

Schedule Announced For NS Heritage Locomotives: A Family Portrait

A detailed schedule of activities July 3 & 4 have been released from Norfolk Southern Railroad and the N.C. Transportation Museum



05/25/2012

21st Century Steam Excursions Come to the NCTM!

These special trips are part of the 21st Century Steam program, a collaboration between Norfolk Southern Railway and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum



05/21/2012

Norfolk Southern Heritage locomotives to gather in North Carolina

These Heritage Units will be gathered for a once in a lifetime photo and viewing opportunity.



05/09/2012

The N.C. Transportation Museum offers the 2012 Great Southeastern Rail Days Festival, June 2 and 3

The event promises to be an expansion of the museum’s previous Rail Days events, with bigger and better offerings than ever before!



05/03/2012

May 12 Offers Motorcycles and a Thomas® Play Date at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer

The N.C. Transportation Museum Will Host the 6th Annual Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show and a Thomas Play Date May 12!



04/17/2012

Volunteers, Members and a Studebaker Car Show Will Combine for a Big Day Saturday, April 21

The N.C. Transportation Museum’s annual volunteer drive, a pirate themed Membership Day and cool cars will all be on hand this Saturday



04/10/2012

New Television Show Filming Leads to Bonus Steam Engine Weekend at the N.C. Transportation Museum

The N.C. Transportation will host the filming of a new television show, with steam engine caboose train rides available to the public, Saturday, April 14



03/27/2012

Double Head of Steam Rolls Out April 7 at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Two steam engines will be pulling the N.C. Transportation Museum’s Caboose Train as a special offering April 7 only



03/20/2012

Two Weekends of Easter Bunny Express Train Rides Begin March 31 at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Four Full Days of Easter Bunny Express Train Rides will end big with the annual Easter Egg Hunt and a Steam Caboose Train April 7 ONLY



03/01/2012

Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train Visits the N.C. Transportation Museum

Amtrak is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a special exhibit train, making a stop at the N.C. Transportation Museum March 17 and 18.



02/18/2012

Original Tuskegee Airman at the N.C. Transportation Museum as Part of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit

The museum received a visit from Retired Flight Officer Terry C. Bailey Saturday, during the RISE ABOVE Traveling exhibit dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen.



02/09/2012

RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit Honoring Tuskegee Airmen to Appear at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Appearing Feb. 15-18, this traveling exhibit honors the dedication of the Tuskegee Airmen.



02/03/2012

NCTM Names New Executive Director

Samuel J. Wegner has been named the new executive director of the N.C. Transportation Museum.



08/01/2011

“Workboats of Core Sound” Highlights Maritime History at the N.C. Transportation Museum

This Photographic Exhibit Relates a Vital Piece of History from the N.C. Outer Banks



06/16/2011

N.C. Transportation Museum Will Transition to a Self-Supporting Operation

Transition Will Take Place Over The Next Two Fiscal Years, Admission Charges To Begin July 1



05/27/2011

N.C. Transportation Museum Volunteers Unveil New Cosmetic Restoration of Historic Steam Engine

The Southern Railway #542, after undergoing a full cosmetic restoration, was unveiled in a May 21 Ceremony at the Bob Julian Roundhouse.



05/11/2011

Fully Restored 1961 Corvair Rampside Joins the N.C. Transportation Museum’s Automotive Collection

Paul Bobo and Cecil Miller, Charter Members of the N.C. Chapter of the Corvair Society of America, Honored During Ceremony



04/28/2011

Dinosaur Train, Highway Safety, and Motorcycles May 7th!

The Carolina Classic Motorcycle Club Show, The Governor’s Highway Safety Program and UNC-TV’s Dinosaur Train themed “Just for Kids Junior Conductor Jamboree” Round Out A Full Day Of Activities.



03/19/2011

The N.C. Transportation Museum welcomes warmer weather with the first ever Spring Kick Off March 19

Steam will again soar over Spencer Shops as the N.C. Transportation Museum hosts the first ever Spring Kick Off, March 19. The museum will welcome the warmer season with a day full of music, food, games for the kids and train rides. One of the museum’s largest and most impressive structures will also be honored during the day’s events. 



03/04/2011

The N.C. Transportation Museum welcomes warmer weather with the first ever Spring Kick Off March 19

The Flagg 75 Steam Engine, Steam and Diesel Train Rides, Music, Food, and Games Will Contribute To This First Time Event 



12/30/2010

At the Throttle

 Visitors can step back in time "At the Throttle" of the Flagg 75 Steam Locomotive



12/30/2010

Railroad Christmas

Santa Rides the Rails at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer this December



12/30/2010

The N.C. Transportation Museum Seeks Photos

The N.C. Transportation Museum Seeks Photos



07/31/2009

N.C. Transportation Museum Hosts Super Scenic Motorway: The Blue Ridge Parkway Nobody Knows

Author Anne Mitchell Whisenant tells the real history of the popular site.



07/01/2009

N.C. Transportation Museum Dedicates New Additions During the 2009 Family Rail Days Festival

Dedications Included Rail Equipment, A New Exhibit And New Additions To The N.C. Transportation Museum Grounds



06/01/2009

N.C. Transportation Museum Debuts New Train Ride

N.C. Transportation Museum Provides Invited Guests A Sneak Peak At The New “West Lead” Railroad Track



04/17/2009

N.C. Transportation Museum Hosts “Hoofing It By Mule Across North Carolina” April 25

The Man And His Mules Tell The Story Of A Very Slow Journey Across The Tarheel State



02/24/2009

“N.C. Lining Bar Gangs,” the newest permanent exhibit at the N.C. Transportation Museum, opens Feb 24th

African-American Railroad workers, their toils and their music will be featured in the newest exhibit at the N.C. Transportation Museum



02/21/2009

“Piedmonsters” Will Take Flight at the N.C. Transportation Museum Feb. 21

The history of Winston-Salem based Piedmont Airlines will be highlighted, with former Piedmont Captain Bill Wilkerson and documentarian Richard Eller



12/01/2008

Santa Claus Rides the Rails as a “Railroad Christmas” Begins at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer

Santa Train rolls out in December at the N.C. Transportation Museum



06/23/2008

With Participation from Ford Motor Company, The North Carolina Transportation Museum Salutes the Ford Model T

The North Carolina Transportation Museum Salutes the Ford Model T



02/04/2008

Historic African American-owned Safe Bus Company on exhibit

Exhibit tells story of segregation and entrepreneurial spirit featuring Artifacts tracing the history of Safe Bus Company



01/16/2008

Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks program at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Learn how the shipwreck graveyard of the Atlantic shaped the destiny of the Outer Banks



01/14/2008

N.C. Transportation Museum receives General Assembly funds for the Power House Phase of the Back Shop restoration project

$2 million will help restore Museum's Power House