June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
N.C. Transportation Museum
1 Samuel Spencer Dr.
NC 28159
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!