Streamliners to Spencer!

3 06 2014

When one of the year’s biggest railroad events is just minutes from the office, you know a few of us here at Lionel just had to go! Those who attended Streamliners to Spencer at the North Carolina Transportation Museum this past weekend had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of America’s best restored streamlined beauties up close and a combination of colors, builders, models and railroads normally limited to an O Gauge train platform brought to life in full scale.

611

Norfolk and Western 611 was the Belle of the Ball. We can’t wait to see her back in steam again!

For those of us from Lionel, the trip was both business and pleasure. It was a great chance to compare notes on past projects and scout out a few to consider for the future! We also ran into plenty of Lionel fans and it’s always great to hear from you in person.

We saw lots of smiles from those reliving fond memories to those who were seeing a train for the first time. Kudos to the staff at the Museum and all of the volunteers from the many railroads and organizations involved for putting on an amazing show and in keeping these mechanical marvels around for future generations to appreciate.

PA

Nickel Plate Road 190 stole the show. Her restoration is nearly complete.

There are already hundreds of photos of the event on line, but we’d still like to share a few of our own. If you have any you’d like to share, hop over to our Facebook page and show us your favorites.

FL9

Just out of the restoration shop, New Haven FL9 No. 2019 looks absolutely stunning.

FT

Ft Demonstrator 103, among the most historically significant locomotives to be found anywhere, received a well-earned spotlight.

Amtrak

All of the gleaming streamliners weren’t antiques. Amtrak’s exhibit train was anchored by their Veterans unit.

FPA-4

Showing some style even in freight service, CN FPA-4 6789 delighted crowds with that distinctive Alco look and sound.

E's

Six E8s and E9s put on a display of color that would make any train collector proud!

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5 responses

3 06 2014
Chandler Cheek

Thanks so much for sharing this delightful part of America’s RR history.

3 06 2014
dan.kragnes@kodak.com

Hi, Sorry that I missed this event. Are all of the steam engines still on display that can be viewed. Please advise………Thx! Dan

Dan Kragnes Digital Print Specialist The Carolinas Eastman Kodak Company 11018 Megwood Drive Suite 202 Charlotte,NC 28277 Cell 704-756-4745 dan.kragnes@kodak.com

From: Lionel Trains To: dan.kragnes@kodak.com Date: 06/03/2014 08:30 AM Subject: [New post] Streamliners to Spencer!

lionelllc posted: “When one of the year’s biggest railroad events is just minutes from the office, you know a few of us here at Lionel just had to go! Those who attended Streamliners to Spencer at the North Carolina Transportation Museum this past weekend had a once-in-a-li”

3 06 2014
lionelllc

Most, if not all, of the visiting locomotives have started on their return trips home. N&W 611 will be staying in Spencer for restoration and won’t return to Roanoke until she can do so under her own power. The NCTM’s own collection is well worth the trip to enjoy on its own merits. Check out their website for hours and more information.

3 06 2014
m.d.

They look better on 3 rails ha ha, thanx Lionel.

25 06 2014
John Tingle

Really great pictures of the equipment on site. Good going Lionel both on your move and commercial efforts to promote the hobby. Worthy of the name for sure!
John Tingle

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