NS Announces Public Excursions

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21st Century Steam excursion train trips scheduled for June
in North Carolina and Virginia

NORFOLK, VA. and CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – If you have been waiting to
ride a train behind a century-old steam locomotive, here is your

As part of the 21st Century Steam program of Norfolk Southern and the
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, excursions are being offered in
June in North Carolina and Virginia behind steam locomotive 630.

June 16-17, Spencer to Barber, N.C., and return

Host: North Carolina Transportation Museum
Train departures from museum: 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
each day
Route: Norfolk Southern “S-Line” between Spencer and Barber, 24-
mile round trip
Power: steam locomotive 630 only (no diesels assisting)
Equipment: air-conditioned coaches with reclining seats and
large picture windows
Fare: $35 adults, $25 children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under
not occupying seats do not require tickets.

June 23, Spencer to Winston-Salem, N.C., one way (bus return)

Train departs North Carolina Transportation Museum 10 a.m.
Train arrives Winston-Salem 2 p.m.
Bus arrives North Carolina Transportation Museum 3 p.m.
Route: Norfolk Southern main line from Spencer to Greensboro,
and NS “K-Line” from Greensboro to Winston-Salem
Power: steam locomotive 630 with diesels assisting
Equipment: air-conditioned coaches
Fare: $80. Includes box lunch and bus return to North Carolina
Transportation Museum in Spencer.

June 24, Winston-Salem, N.C., to Roanoke, Va., one way (with bus
connections from Roanoke and to Winston Salem)

Train departs Winston-Salem 10 a.m.
Train arrives Roanoke 3:30 p.m.
Route: Norfolk Southern “Punkinvine” line between Winston-Salem
and Roanoke
Power: steam locomotive 630 with diesels assisting
Equipment: air-conditioned coaches
Fare: $95. Includes box lunch and bus transportation. For
Roanoke-originating passengers, bus will depart Roanoke 7 a.m.;
for Winston-Salem-originating passengers, bus will depart
Roanoke within a half hour of train’s arrival in Roanoke.

Tickets for all trips are available through the Tennessee Valley
Railroad Museum’s website at www.tvrail.com.

Additional one-way excursions are planned in July and September.
Check TVRM’s website or call 423-894-8028 for the latest information.

Southern Railway 630, the steam locomotive featured on these trains,
is a Consolidation-type locomotive built in 1904 at the Richmond,
Va., works of the American Locomotive Company. Number 630 pulled
freight trains during the first half of the last century, mostly in North
Carolina, and in the 1960s and ‘70s traveled extensively in excursion
service throughout the Southeast. Small of size but big in
character, this locomotive underwent an exhaustive 10-year
rehabilitation at TVRM’s Soule Shops complex in East Chattanooga
before returning to service in 2011.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was founded in 1961 in Chattanooga
to create an interpretive operating museum of historic equipment and
artifacts in an authentic setting. Today it operates an extensive
schedule of historic and scenic trains in Southeast Tennessee and
Northwest Georgia, supported by its East Chattanooga locomotive and
shop complex. TVRM is the largest operating historical excursion
railroad in the Southeast.

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary
operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the
District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the
eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other
rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive
intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and
industrial products.

21st Century Steam is a partnership between Norfolk Southern and TVRM
to operate steam-powered excursions throughout the territory Norfolk
Southern serves. More information is available on the 21st Century
Steam website at www.21stcenturysteam.com.

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