Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 saddle tank steam locomotive No. 126 will visit the North Carolina Transportation Museum during November and December. Visitors will be able to run the locomotive part as part of the museum’s “At the Throttle” program.
Vulcan Iron Works of Wilkes Barre, Pa., built No. 126 in 1931. The engine is now owned by Barney and John Gramling of Ashley, Ind., who also own Flagg Coal 0-4-0 No. 75. Through the Gramlings “Have Engine, Will Travel” program the two locomotives are trucked around the United States visiting various heritage railways and museums.
North Carolina Transportation Museum visitors will be able to purchase a 30-minute session at the throttle of No. 126. After a half hour safety and operation session, you can take the throttle along with a qualified engineer in the cab. Participants must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and sign a release form. Sessions are $150 for each participant.
“At the Throttle” sessions will take place Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3, 10, and 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. North Carolina Transportation Museum members receive a discount. To schedule a session, call 704-636-2889, extension 237, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Museum is located in the former Southern Railway Spencer Shops off I-85 at Exit 79 in Spencer, N.C.
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