The N.C. Transportation Museum’s next major railroad event, “Streamliners at Spencer,” will be a four-day festival for lovers of classic streamlined locomotives of the 1930s through the 1950s.  These engines will be gathered around the 37-stall Bob Julian Roundhouse turntable for daytime portraits, special operations, nighttime photos and more. Don't miss it!

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Confirmed Attending Locomotives

(Updated 05-20-14)
1. Atlantic Coastline E3 No. 501 2. Southern Railway FP7 No. 6133
3. Southern Railway E8 No. 6900 4. Norfolk Southern F9 No. 4270
5. Norfolk Southern F9 No. 4271 6. Juniata Terminal Co. E8 No. 5711
7. Juniata Terminal Co. E8 No. 5809 8. Lackawanna No. 663
9. Lackawanna No. 664 10. New Haven No. 2019
11.Wabash No. 1189 12. Canadian National No. 6789
13. Soo Line No. 2500-A 14. Reading F7 No. 284
15. Pan Am Railway No. 1 16. Wabash No. 1009
17. Iowa Pacific No. 515 18. B&O No. 722
19. C&O No. 8016 20. Class J 611 Steam Locomotive
21. Union Pacific No. 949 22. Chicago & North Western No. 411
23. Burlington Route E5 No. 9911a 24. Nickel Plate Road No. 190
25. Erie E8 No. 833 26. FT No. 103 Demonstrator

Streamliners At Spencer: May 29 - June 1, 2014 > April 2014 > From the Windy City to the West Coast, Two More Locomotives Added to ‘Streamliners at Spencer’

From the Windy City to the West Coast, Two More Locomotives Added to ‘Streamliners at Spencer’

SPENCER, N.C. – From the “Golden State” of California to the “Windy City” of Chicago, two new locomotive additions to the N.C. Transportation Museum’s “Streamliners at Spencer” festival have pulled trains in some of the busiest parts of the country. 
The Union Pacific #949 and the Chicago & North Western #411 bring the locomotive “cab count” for this massive railroading event to 22 engines.
 The Union Pacific #949 was built by Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors in 1955 as part of a three unit order for the Union Pacific Railroad. The #949 pulled such famous trains as the City of Los Angeles, City of Portland, City of San Francisco, City of St. Louis and the Challenger.
Still owned by Union Pacific Railroad, the engine remains in service to pull special trains.
The Chicago & North Western #411 was built in 1949 as CNW 4082C. The engine was used on the Chicago & North Western Railroad for commuter service as well as freight service, later being used for work train service on Metra. 
The engine was restored to its original CNW name and numbering of #411 in 2006 when the locomotive was purchased by the Illinois Railway Museum and regularly operates with restored CNW commuter cars.
With the cab count at 22 locomotives, the number of confirmed engines actually exceeds that of the Norfolk Southern Heritage event 2 years ago when 20 locomotives were featured.
The 4 day rail festival will include photo opportunities of all the engines surrounding the Bob Julian Roundhouse turntable, the Amtrak and NC DOT display trains, rail artist Andy Fletcher, train rides behind these historic and iconic locomotives, cab tours of locomotives and much, much more. Special operations of the locomotives during event days and night photo opportunities will all be included. 
The full list of locomotives can be found on the museum’s event blog, “Streamliners Scoop,” available at
A special Preview Day, featuring the last of the engines to arrive, special train movements, site preparations and more will be held May 29. Tickets for the Preview Day are $40 per person in advance. Tickets will be $45 on the day of the event.
A special Streamliners Celebration at the Station will be held the night of May 29 at the nearby Salisbury station, featuring live music, guest speakers and a BBQ and chicken dinner for $20/person.   
Regular daytime admission to Streamliners at Spencer for activities running May 30 through June 1 will be $30 for adults and $20 for children per day if purchased in advance. The price increases to $35 for adults and $25 for children per day if purchased on the day of the event. 
Nighttime photo shoots Thursday through Saturday will be $25 per person, per night.
Combo tickets and group discounts will be available, along with discounts for N.C. Transportation Museum members, Norfolk Southern employees and Amtrak employees. More information about the day-to-day operations and ticket prices are available online at
The participation of all resident and visiting locomotives is subject to timely transportation and mechanical availability. 
Tickets are available online at or by calling (704) 636-2889 ext. 237 or ext. 257.
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