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This family-friendly place is a 60 acre site filled with immersive exhibits and special events.

Four exhibit buildings represent the remaining structures of historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad's largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast.  The massive, 90,000 square foot Back Shop, where steam locomotives received complete overhauls, now features aviation and automotive exhibits.  The Bob Julian Roundhouse, with 37 stalls, is the largest remaining roundhouse in North America and features steam and diesel locomotives, rail cars, and more!

Take a 25-minute train ride, enjoy the museum's Fire Truck Festival, DAY OUT WITH THOMAS, or take THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. There's something for all to enjoy. 


Want even more?  Consider volunteering or become a member of the N.C. Transportation Museum!
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