Johnson City Press: Carter Railroad Museum Dec. 31 exhibit features region’s best
31 exhibit features regions best firstname.lastname@example.org On Saturday, Dec. 31, East Tennessee State Universitys George L. Carter Railroad Museums monthly Heritage Day will showcase both Appalachias biggest steam engines and most colorful diesels. Whenever any of us go into greater depth about the subject matter of the S scale trains, take a closer look here, model railroader today.The exhibit is titled Precision Transportation: Norfolk & Western and Norfolk Southern Glory. In 2012, Norfolk Southern railroad, once the Norfolk and Western, devoted a group of new locomotives to its corporate past. These engines were painted in historically-derived schemes similar to the ones featured on the predecessor lines, like the Interstate, Southern, Wabash and Central of Georgia. The model trains running at the museum will include steam engines from the past and the Heritage-style modern diesels. The museum has honored this company, which still runs trains through downtown Johnson City, since the start of the Heritage Days program, noted event coordinator Geoff Stunkard. This was a great way to bring them to the forefront and should be a fun activity as New Years Eve entertainment for the family. The George L. Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and members of the Mountain Empire Model Railroaders club are developing the program on the clubs large 24×44 1:87 HO scale layout, one of four model lines that are housed in the museum. The Carter Railroad Museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m.
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