At the Throttle Cab Rides Return to N.C. Transportation Museum

North Carolina Transportation Museum
Spencer, North Carolina

At the Throttle cab rides are back at the N.C. Transportation Museum and this is your chance to be the engineer on the  Lehigh Valley Coal #126  steam engine.

This is the original builders photo taken in 1931 when the engine was ready for delivery. It was obtained from the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware.

This is a unique opportunity to live your dream of running a steam locomotive, and taking a trip back in time to the golden age of railroading.  Take the throttle for a  full half hour cab ride while operating the former  Lehigh Valley Coal Company No. 126 steam engine.  You will be accompanied be a qualified engineer that will be in the cab with you at all times.


Sit back as you power down the tracks behind  the Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0T #126 “Iron Horse”  The ever popular At the Throttle cab ride experience  returns  to the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer  during March and April.

No previous locomotive experience is required. The program is a unique opportunity for rail fans to live out their dream of running a steam engine.  Following a safety orientation, a qualified engineer will be in the cab at all times to assist you as you take the throttle for  a full half hour of exciting steam locomotive operation. After completing  your at the throttle experience, you will then receive a certificate and a souvenir engineer hat.

Spring Event Days
March 17, 31 and April 14, 21, 28
Rides can be scheduled by calling 704-636-2889 ext. 237 or by emailing sara.gettys@nctrans.org.

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Publish Date: 02/25/2012 19:00

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Publish Date: 01/20/2012 19:00

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