The Historic Spencer Shops Train Show will be held this year on August 23 and 24 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina.
The show features vendors with railroad memorabilia of all types, model train layouts, model train dealers, collectors, workshops, and activities for the entire family.
This years event will have a special focus on the Class J 611 passenger locomotive which is undergoing restoration at the Spencer Shops. The special speakers will be Preston Claytor, project manager of ‘Fire Up! 611‘ and Scott Lindsay, owner of Steam Operations Corporation and project leader of ‘Fire Up! 611‘ . 611 is a historic steam locomotive once owner by Norfolk & Western, and now part of the collection of the Virginia Transportation Museum. She is undergoing restoration to bring her back to full operational status.
During the event there will be train rides and, of course, the museum will be open for tours and exploration. Normal admission rates will apply.