Calendar

Apr
24
Sat
Weekend Train Rides @ Barber Junction Visitors Center at N.C. Transportation Museum
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The train ride takes visitors on a from-the-rails tour of the historic site’s 60 acres, featuring structures dating back to 1896, from the days when the property was Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast.

WEEKEND TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Admission + Train ride tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Senior/Military and $8 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under who will ride on the lap of a parent or guardian are free. Museum admission only tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Senior/Military and $4 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. Advance purchase is recommended due to capacity limitations aboard the train.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public buildings are limited to no more than 50% of the stated fire code capacity, with space available for social distancing throughout.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Apr
25
Sun
Weekend Train Rides @ Barber Junction Visitors Center at N.C. Transportation Museum
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The train ride takes visitors on a from-the-rails tour of the historic site’s 60 acres, featuring structures dating back to 1896, from the days when the property was Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast.

WEEKEND TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Admission + Train ride tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Senior/Military and $8 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under who will ride on the lap of a parent or guardian are free. Museum admission only tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Senior/Military and $4 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. Advance purchase is recommended due to capacity limitations aboard the train.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public buildings are limited to no more than 50% of the stated fire code capacity, with space available for social distancing throughout.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Apr
30
Fri
Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 Experiences @ NC Transportation Museum
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – May 3 @ 3:00 pm
Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 Experiences @ NC Transportation Museum

EXPERIENCE THE NORFOLK & WESTERN CLASS J NO. 611 IN STEAM!

Friday, April 30, 2021 through Sunday, May 3, 2021

Enjoy the thrill of a true railroading classic for the first time in 2021. For three days of fired-up activities, you’ll have several options in which to experience this iconic locomotive. Book your tickets now because these events are sure to sell out!

N&W 611 Fired-Up Behind-the-Scenes Tour

April 30 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. (or when fire-up is complete)

Get up-close and personal with the Norfolk & Western Class J #611 during the locomotive’s fire-up process. The day starts promptly at 7 a.m. as the crew gives a safety briefing and lights off the fire in the locomotive. It takes a full day for the locomotive to be fired up, so expect down time to explore the NCTM site (museum admission included).

Exclusive access to the locomotive includes explanations from the crew as they do their work, time in the cab, and up-close photography. Access to the locomotive cab is by vertical ladder on side of the locomotive, without ADA accessibility. Participants must be able to climb ladder independently or with the help of a member of their own party to access the locomotive cab. Liability release must be signed, closed toed shoes and cloth face mask required. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by paying adult. Not recommended for small children.

The locomotive is stationary during this tour. Only one participant allowed in the locomotive cab at a time, except in the case of members of the same family as cab capacity allows.

$125 per ticket*

*Does not include convenience or handling fees.

 

May
1
Sat
Weekend Train Rides @ Barber Junction Visitors Center at N.C. Transportation Museum
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The train ride takes visitors on a from-the-rails tour of the historic site’s 60 acres, featuring structures dating back to 1896, from the days when the property was Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast.

WEEKEND TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Admission + Train ride tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Senior/Military and $8 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under who will ride on the lap of a parent or guardian are free. Museum admission only tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Senior/Military and $4 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. Advance purchase is recommended due to capacity limitations aboard the train.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public buildings are limited to no more than 50% of the stated fire code capacity, with space available for social distancing throughout.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

May
2
Sun
Weekend Train Rides @ Barber Junction Visitors Center at N.C. Transportation Museum
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The train ride takes visitors on a from-the-rails tour of the historic site’s 60 acres, featuring structures dating back to 1896, from the days when the property was Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast.

WEEKEND TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Admission + Train ride tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Senior/Military and $8 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under who will ride on the lap of a parent or guardian are free. Museum admission only tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Senior/Military and $4 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. Advance purchase is recommended due to capacity limitations aboard the train.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public buildings are limited to no more than 50% of the stated fire code capacity, with space available for social distancing throughout.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

May
8
Sat
At the Throttle: Diesel @ N.C. Transportation Museum
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
At the Throttle: Diesel @ N.C. Transportation Museum

At the Throttle: Diesel is back for 2021, with something new! For the first time ever, the N.C. Transportation Museum is giving you the opportunity to be “at the throttle” of Southern Railway FP7 No. 6133, one of the museum’s most popular diesel locomotives.

Put yourself in the engineer’s seat of a Southern Railway FP-7 No. 6133! The 6133 was built in 1950 for both freight and passenger train service, and is one of the museum’s most popular locomotives. After a quick safety briefing and instruction on how to operate the locomotive, climb aboard for your turn to ride down the rails!

Join us for this once in a lifetime experience that any rail fan will love. Do it for yourself or purchase as a gift for your favorite rail fan!

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your selected time for a safety orientation session. Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Check-in at the Barber Junction Visitor Center & pick up an identification sticker. Our Visitor Services staff will direct you to the location for beginning your experience. Be prepared to sign a liability release form prior to your session and show ID. Clothing appropriate to a working rail yard should be worn at all times. Cloth face covering, jeans/overalls, long sleeve cotton shirt, and boots are required. Participants wishing to have their picture made should bring a camera. Admission to museum is included in ticket price.

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. EVENT OPERATES RAIN OR SHINE. PLEASE LIST PARTICIPANT’S NAME IN THE TICKET HOLDER FIELD AT CHECKOUT. This experience is not ADA accessible. Participant must be able to pull him/herself up from the ground by holding onto railing on side of locomotive while climbing vertical stairs up the side of the locomotive, then enter the locomotive cab through the side door.

Opportunities with the Southern 6133 are limited to the following dates: March 7, 13, 14 and April 10, 11. Tickets are $250.00* per person. Does not include convenience or handling fees. Time slots ar assigned.

Click here to see available times on each day.

Other At the Throttle: Diesel opportunities are available May 8 and June 5 with one of the museum’s other vintage diesel locomotives. Tickets have limited availability and could sell out so don’t wait to book your experience!

 

Weekend Train Rides @ Barber Junction Visitors Center at N.C. Transportation Museum
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The train ride takes visitors on a from-the-rails tour of the historic site’s 60 acres, featuring structures dating back to 1896, from the days when the property was Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast.

WEEKEND TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Admission + Train ride tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Senior/Military and $8 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under who will ride on the lap of a parent or guardian are free. Museum admission only tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Senior/Military and $4 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. Advance purchase is recommended due to capacity limitations aboard the train.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public buildings are limited to no more than 50% of the stated fire code capacity, with space available for social distancing throughout.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

May
9
Sun
Weekend Train Rides @ Barber Junction Visitors Center at N.C. Transportation Museum
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The train ride takes visitors on a from-the-rails tour of the historic site’s 60 acres, featuring structures dating back to 1896, from the days when the property was Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast.

WEEKEND TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Admission + Train ride tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Senior/Military and $8 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under who will ride on the lap of a parent or guardian are free. Museum admission only tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Senior/Military and $4 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. Advance purchase is recommended due to capacity limitations aboard the train.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public buildings are limited to no more than 50% of the stated fire code capacity, with space available for social distancing throughout.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

May
15
Sat
Lester J. Brown Antique Truck Show @ NC Transportation Museum
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lester J. Brown Antique Truck Show @ NC Transportation Museum

Antique Trucks as Far as the Eye Can See!

Come see antique pickups, fire trucks, flat beds, military trucks, tow trucks, road tractors and more. Join us on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. During your visit, also enjoy COVID-friendly activities and train rides throughout the day. This event is hosted by the Piedmont Carolina Chapter / American Truck Historical Society. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

To register your truck contact June Hall at june.hall@ncdcr.gov or 704-636-2889, ext. 268 OR Bruce Essick at www.bruceessicktrucksales.com or 336-803-1699
MEMBERS ARE FREE

Members of the North Carolina Transportation Museum enjoy this daytime event, including museum admission and train rides, for free.

COVID-19 Protocols

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

In accordance with CDC and other guidelines, access to some areas and exhibits will be limited or restricted. The museum is walking intensive and involves entering and exiting several buildings and outside areas. Visitors with mobility issues are encouraged to bring their own wheelchairs, walkers, etc., as required. One car of the train is equipped for ADA accessibility including two wheelchair spaces and the availability of a wheelchair lift. The other cars on the train are not ADA accessible due to the vintage nature of their construction.

 

And don’t forget your 3 W’s!

Wear. Wait. Wash: Wear a cloth face covering. Wait at least six feet away from others. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the museum site.
Weekend Train Rides @ Barber Junction Visitors Center at N.C. Transportation Museum
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The train ride takes visitors on a from-the-rails tour of the historic site’s 60 acres, featuring structures dating back to 1896, from the days when the property was Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast.

WEEKEND TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Admission + Train ride tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Senior/Military and $8 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under who will ride on the lap of a parent or guardian are free. Museum admission only tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Senior/Military and $4 for children 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. Advance purchase is recommended due to capacity limitations aboard the train.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Passenger seating within each train car will have appropriate social distancing between each group of friends or family as outlined by Executive Order #195.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

Passengers will board and deboard the train in a one-way traffic flow through the rail car. Cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public buildings are limited to no more than 50% of the stated fire code capacity, with space available for social distancing throughout.

Per Executive Order #163, proper face coverings are required of all museum staff and visitors while in buildings and on the grounds. Children under the age of five and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.