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This Event is SOLD OUT
2013 Event Days
March 2, 16 and April 6, 13, 20, 27
Take the reins of the "Iron Horse"! At the Throttle is back at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer.
You can power down the tracks behind the Lehigh Valley
No previous locomotive experience is required. The program is a unique opportunity for rail fans to live their dream of running a steam engine, taking a trip back in time to the golden age of railroading. A qualified engineer will be in the cab at all times, but participants will enjoy a full half hour operating the engine (following a safety orientation), take home a certificate and a souvenir engineer hat.
Cost: $150/session. Sessions are scheduled between 9:30 and 4:30 each event day.
Members receive a program discount of $15 for Fireman, Conductor and Engineer level members,
or $10 off for Switchman and all Brakeman level members.
Gift certificates available. "At the Throttle" makes a wonderful Christmas, Father's Day or Birthday gift!
For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 704-636-2889 ext. 237.
You can also contact us by emailing
Put yourself "At the Throttle!"
Participants must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. Release forms are required. Clothing appropriate to a working rail yard should be worn at all times. Jeans or overalls and boots are recommended. Participants wishing to have their picture made should bring a camera. Friends or family or a member of the crew can take a photo of each “At the Throttle” participant.
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NC Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159
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