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NCDOT Announces Special Train Stops for N.C. Transportation Museum Event


​​​RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division announced today that NC By Train​, the state’s passenger rail service, will make special stops in Salisbury for a Day Out with Thomas ™ at the N.C. Transportation Museum.

A Day Out with Thomas ™ runs Sept. 22 – 24 and Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. On Saturday and Sunday both weekends, Piedmont Train 71 from Raleigh to Salisbury and Piedmont Train 76 from Salisbury to Raleigh will make special stops at the Salisbury station at 8:45 a.m. and 6:11 p.m. respectively. A shuttle will be provided by the museum on those days to get passengers riding those trains to and from the Salisbury (Train) Station and the museum in nearby Spencer.

People wishing to ride the train are encouraged to book their tickets soon at because seats are limited, and the service continues to be a popular option for travelers. NC By Train experienced its highest ridership ever in 2022 and the service’s 2023 numbers continue to break records.

The state’s passenger rail service is an easy, hassle-free way to travel whether you’re headed to the N.C. Transportation Museum or many other fall events, festivals and sporting events. Children under two ride for free and children under 12 are 50% off every day. Visit for tickets, full schedules and discounts to get to the events and follow NC By Train on Twitter/X ​and Facebook​ for updates and reminders.


9/15/2023 1:56 PM