Schedule announced for Norfolk Southern heritage locomotive family portrait

Schedule announced for Norfolk Southern heritage locomotive family portrait

Norfolk Southern and the North Carolina Transportation Museum have announced the daily schedule for the display of the Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotive fleet at the museum in Spencer, N.C., on July 3 and 4. The schedule below applies to both days. A map of the museum will be available on site each day of the event.

  8 a.m. -  Gates open
  8:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Heritage Power Parade in the area south of the roundhouse. This is a photo event featuring each heritage unit separately and side-by-side with historic locomotives from predecessor railroads.
  11 a.m.  -  Welcome, announcements, and safety briefing in the turntable area. Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman will speak on July 3 only.
  1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. -  Conrail locomotive family around the turntable. Up-close visiting time for Southern and Norfolk & Western family units.
  2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. -  Norfolk & Western family around the turntable. Up-close visiting time for Conrail and Southern family units.
  4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. -  Southern family around the turntable. Up-close visiting time for Norfolk & Western and Conrail family units.
  5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. -  All 20 units around the turntable with NS locomotive 1030 (signifying NS’ 30th anniversary) on display.
  9 p.m. - 11 p.m. -  Night photo session. Schedule to be determined.

The Norfolk Southern Lawmen Band will perform in the afternoon.

Tickets are available in advance or the day of the event. Children 2 and under are free.