Daniel Boone Railroad, Steam Locomotives, Train Rides in NC

Daniel Boone Railroad – More info coming…

The posts I’ve written about the late Daniel Boone Railroad in Hillsborough are some of the most viewed on the site.

Recently, I received an email from a guy we’ll call “Camo” who has fond memories of riding the train, as I do. He has volunteered to take some new pictures of the area, as well as share some of his old pictures of the RR.

I asked, and soon we’ll have a special guest blog post coming soon from our friend, “Camo.”

Here’s a teaser photo for you. Camo in Hillsborough, in front of old Daniel himself.

Check back soon. More to come…

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Festivals, Train Rides in NC

NC Transportation Museum: Rail Days This Weekend!

nc transportation museumSPENCER – Source: Salisbury Post

The N.C. Transportation Museum’s 2010 Family Rail Days Festival this weekend will celebrate the golden age of railroading and offer something for every member of the family. Featuring historic locomotives and rail cars displayed alongside modern rail equipment, the event will give visitors a chance to enjoy train rides, great music, model train layouts and a model train expo.
This year’s Family Rail Days will be held in association with 2nd Saturdays, a partnership between State Historic Sites and the N.C. Arts Council. Artists will be given the opportunity to show and sell their work June 12. Poetry, music, painting, drawing, photography and more will be offered.

Visitors to the 2010 Family Rail Days Festival will have numerous chances to ride the rails. Boarding at the pedestrian crossing, the passenger train will offer a 25 minute ride around the museum property on classic rail cars pulled by vintage diesel locomotives. The caboose train, boarding at the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center, gives everyone a chance to ride in their favorite train car. At the Roundhouse, motor car rides will be offered, giving visitors a chance to ride these smaller pieces of rail equipment used to repair tracks.

An up-close view of the N.C. Transportation Museum’s classic steam and diesel locomotives will be available during the Parade of Power. Engines are placed on the Roundhouse turntable for great photo opportunities. The Parade of Power takes place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.rail days spencer

Turntable rides will be offered throughout the Rail Days festival. Families can take a spin and get a closer look at how the Spencer Shops operated during the good ol’ days.

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VISIT: http://nctrans.org

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Steam Locomotives, Train Rides in NC

Barden at the Throttle of The Handy Dandy Railroad

Triad Live Steamers’ member, John Barden, is head engineer of The Handy Dandy Railroad at Denton Farm Park. Denton, NC is located in southern Davidson County and is hope to the Annual Southeastern Thresher’s Reunion. 

John also owns and operates a Live Steam replica of Tweetsie.

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For more, visit: www.Threshers.com!

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Steam Locomotives

Looking for a lost steam engine?

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The database which lies behind this site derives from a number of sources. It began from a locomotive list maintained by a man named Tim Bosshardt in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and was added to based upon a list published by the Tourist Railroad Assocation. Additional input came from thousands of miles of travel by Dale Brown and Doug Bailey, and from other sources too numerous to record or remember. Ownership histories, where we have them at all, came mostly from a text file “ownership guide” submitted by Mark Halford.

Check it out at: SteamLocomotive.info!

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