Enjoy the ride….
Experience a trip you won’t soon forget, aboard the private varnish Streamliner Special. Two chartered trips will be offered on May 30 and May 31, providing a rare opportunity to visit the new Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility, then travel aboard one of four private business class cars through North Carolina’s Piedmont Region to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer.
This unique excursion departs the Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility at 1 p.m. for both trips and returns at 7 p.m. The Streamliner Special will be powered by two historic streamlined locomotives with four beautifully restored business and lounge cars.
Be attended to by gracious stewards offering first-class white glove service on board, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Take home a special souvenir gift tote with a commemorative route guide and, of course, enjoy good company to make the journey memorable.
Tickets for this rare experience are $1,000 per person, with proceeds benefitting the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation.
Funds raised will help us restore and preserve historic rail equipment and facilities, as well as operate our regular on-site train ride, which is, for many of our visitors, their first experience riding a train. The estimated fair market value of your ticket is $250, with $750 of the ticket price eligible as a tax deductible donation to the extent provided by law.
…and the destination.
Your journey aboard the Streamliner Special includes a three-hour layover at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, amidst the excitement of the Streamliners at Spencer celebration. Streamliners at Spencer is a gathering of classic streamlined locomotives (also known as cab units) from the 1930s through 1950s. With an anticipated engine count of 20 or more locomotives representing at least a dozen historic railroads, it is expected to be the largest gathering of these locomotives since their heyday.
While in Spencer, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy Streamliner festivities and tour museum exhibits. This expansive 57-acre site was once Southern Railway’s repair hub for steam locomotives traveling between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. With a dozen historic structures still standing, the Museum boasts more than 80,000 square feet of exhibit space, filled to the brim with locomotives, cabooses, freight cars, passenger cars, rare antique automobiles and one-of-a-kind aviation artifacts.