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Past, Present, Future: Celebrating 45 Years: North Carolina Transportation Museum

Past, Present, Future: Celebrating 45 Years: North Carolina Transportation Museum

The North Carolina Transportation Museum, located in the middle of the Town of Spencer, has quite a history. While known for its great events, such as Polar Express and Thomas the Tank Engine, the museum has an interesting history that offers so much more. The museum is celebrating 45 years and I wanted to know more so I sat down recently with Marcus Neubacher, Director of Administration for the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation, to get some history of how this all began.

North Carolina Transportation Museum Receives $10 Million in State Funding for Enhanced Visitors’ Experience and Building Restorations

North Carolina Transportation Museum Receives $10 Million in State Funding for Enhanced Visitors’ Experience and Building Restorations

The North Carolina Transportation Museum will receive $10 million in state funding to complete the renovation and restoration project of the Spencer Shops Powerhouse that dates to 1896, and for the Car Shed to house the museum’s passenger cars. This restoration project will help preserve the rich history of North Carolina transportation.

Safe Bus Company

Safe Bus Company

The Safe Bus Company operated in the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina from 1926 to 1972.  The company was originally formed to provide transportation to the city’s underserved black neighborhoods. In the 1920s, segregation reached into nearly every aspect of...

History That Matters

History That Matters

The tale of how Spencer Shops, now home of the N.C. Transportation Museum, came to be located in a rural area just north of the city of Salisbury includes secret land deals with a former U.S. Representative, a railroad needing to keep locomotives on the move, and a...