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"Streamliners at Spencer" Railroad Event Rolls Into Rowan County

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Train enthusiasts from 41 states and 5 foreign countries are in Rowan County at the N.C. Transportation Museum’s first ever “Streamliners at Spencer” railroad event. Museum officials tell My Fox Carolinas just under 5,000 pre-sale tickets have already been purchased, and they expect more tickets sold throughout the event which started Thursday and ends Sunday.

“Streamliners at Spencer” features 26 locomotives built in the 1930’s-1950’s. Participants can take pictures at the Museum’s turntable, ride trains and take cab tours. The streamliners were brought in from all over the country and are owned by heritage groups, museums and private individuals.

Museum officials say hotel rooms in Rowan County are booked up for the event, and people are also staying in surrounding counties. For more information on the events, click here.

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