The Great Locomotive Chase

The Texas Locomotive - Putting Her Back On the Tracks

The 1856 W&ARR #49, the "Texas" has arrived! This Civil War-era steam locomotive has an amazing history and has just made an amazing journey. From her home at Grant Park in Atlanta to the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, she's had a long haul. This winner of the "Great Locomotive Chase of 1862" will reside at the museum through most of 2016, undergoing historical research and restoration work by Scott Lindsay's Steam Operations Corporation. Check out what it took to unload one of Atlanta's treasures and put her back on the tracks! In late 2016, she'll be headed to a new home at the Atlanta History Center's Buckhead Campus.

Posted by N.C. Transportation Museum on Tuesday, December 22, 2015