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The week after Memorial Day, thousands of folks from 41 states and five foreign countries crowded around the Bob Julian Roundhouse at the N.C. Transportation Museum to celebrate the arrival of 26 classic streamlined, diesel locomotives dating from the 1930s through the 1950s.

The event, called Streamliners at Spencer, was so popular that all the hotel rooms in surrounding Rowan County were sold out during its four-day run.

As part of the festivities, Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz joined Norfolk Southern CEO Charles Moorman and officials from the N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation and Virginia Museum of Transportation in welcoming everyone to Spencer. The pair also thanked the staff and sponsors for their hard work and generosity that made the event possible and turned the ceremonial screw that kicked off the restoration of Norfolk and Western Class J 611.

That particular locomotive will be restored at the museum during the coming months.

Photos from Streamliners are available on the N.C. Transportation Museum’s website.

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