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Streamliners at Spencer

Postby Tom6921 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:16 pm

Who is planning on attending "Streamliners at Spencer" at the North Carolina Transportation Museum? I am planning on going for all four days.

So far, 23 locomotives have been confirmed in attending:

1. Atlantic Coastline E3 No. 501
2.. Southern Railway FP7 No. 6133
3. Southern Railway E8 No. 6900
4. Norfolk Southern F9 No. 4270
5. Norfolk Southern F9 No. 4271
6. Juniata Terminal Co. E8 No. 5711
7. Juniata Terminal Co. E8 No. 5809
8. Lackawanna No. 663
9. Lackawanna No. 664
10. New Haven No. 2019
11.Wabash No. 1189
12. Canadian National No. 6789
13. Soo Line No. 2500-A
14. Reading F7 No. 284
15. Pan Am Railway No. 1
16. Wabash No. 1009
17. Iowa Pacific No. 515
18. B&O No. 722
19. C&O No. 8016
20. Class J 611 Steam Locomotive
21. Union Pacific No. 949
22. Chicago & North Western No. 411
23. CB&Q #9911.
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby TSTOM » Wed May 07, 2014 12:59 pm

25 units now confirmed to be attending. This festival is going to be a blast !!!

http://www.nctrans.org/Streamliners-At- ... mline.aspx
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby CannaScrews » Sat May 10, 2014 10:48 am

2019 TSY 2s.jpg
Entering the Naugatuck RR's mainline in Thomaston.
2019 TSY 1s.jpg
Ready to go south.
2019 Highland Jct 1s.jpg
Pan Am Southern hand-off at Highland Junction
Railroad Museum of New England's newly restored New Haven FL-9 #2019 caught on its first leg of the journey down to Spencer NC from Thomaston CT on Friday May 9th.
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby Backshophoss » Mon May 12, 2014 9:33 pm

Will the Museum put a Hancock 4700 air whistle back on or MN's 2 chime horn?
Can understand the horn off for the trip to Spencer.
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby CannaScrews » Tue May 13, 2014 4:24 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Will the Museum put a Hancock 4700 air whistle back on or MN's 2 chime horn?
Can understand the horn off for the trip to Spencer.



Yes, both Hancocks (front with the dish, rear - dishless) will be installed by our crack mobile mechanical department staff after the unit arrives in Spencer, along with other items deemed "not a good idea to ship with the unit".

And, yes, it will be operating at Spencer with their excursion train at some time(s) during the event, so the whistles will be heard.
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby Ken W2KB » Mon May 19, 2014 11:35 am

Tom6921 wrote:Who is planning on attending "Streamliners at Spencer" at the North Carolina Transportation Museum? I am planning on going for all four days. .


I'll be there all day Thursday representing U.R.H.S. of NJ for Reading F7 No. 284. The other three days will be at Concarolinas 2014 science fiction convention in Charlotte.
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby Tom6921 » Fri May 23, 2014 11:24 am

A 26th locomotive has been added: EMD FT demonstrator #103 from the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis.
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby jtbell » Sun May 25, 2014 5:54 am

I'll drive up from South Carolina on Friday or Saturday; maybe on both days.

Does anybody have any details about the Streamliner Special excursion from Charlotte to Spencer beyond what's on the NCTM web site, in particular the routing? (link)

The one-way trip time is 1.5 hours. The Piedmonts take about 40 minutes from Charlotte Amtrak to Salisbury via the NCRR; add time to get from the CRIF to Charlotte Amtrak, and from Salisbury to Spencer, and that probably chews up most of the 1.5 hours. Once last year I drove the "back way" from Spencer to Charlotte. It looks like there a number of good photo locations along route 29A through China Grove, Landis and Kannapolis. The tracks run mostly pretty much alongside the road, right through the centers of the towns.

The most likely alternate route would be north via Mooresville to Barber Junction, then east to Salisbury and Spencer, but that route looks like about 70 miles, on freight-only track, so I'd be surprised if they go that way. It would be nice, though!
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby Mr rt » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:51 pm

Railpace's July issue has a very nice multi page spread on the Spencer event.
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Re: Streamliners at Spencer

Postby Tom6921 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:09 pm

I uploaded a report on my website about my trip to attend Streamliners at Spencer and what I did after:

http://www.trainweb.org/Tomsrailtravels/

questions and comments are welcome.
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