I visited the North Carolina Transportation Museum today. What a neat spot. It seems that in the late 1800s JP Morgan decided to build a repair facility for locomotives in a location halfway between NY and Atlanta on the Southern Rail Line.
It was named after the President of Southern Rail. The Spencer Works became very well known on the east coast rail lines. The song about the train that missed the turn and fell off the trestle was written about this place, the engineer was running late and needed to get into the works for scheduled repairs and took the trestle too fast.
The have most of the Works buildings still here, even the biggest working roundhouse on the east coast. Lots of train engines to look at, lots of other exhibits too. There even was a train ride on a very well restored train. All for $ 8
As I was leaving, I saw a woodchuck! I had never seen one before; this one was right beside the road, looked like a fuzzy tailed beaver. Big rascal.
I also took a really nice drive around the area, thank goodness for Onstar! It works great. It has been helping me wander safely all over the place.
For lunch I stopped at Bojangles a fast food restaurant—they had bologna biscuits!! Absolutely incredibly yummy! Big thick chunk of bologna in a fresh biscuit. Mmmm.