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Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car visits Inman Sept. 28-29

Published on Friday, August 9, 2013

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The Exhibit Car is a restored 1926 Pullman passenger car that was converted to a mobile museum in 1971.

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The Exhibit Car is a restored 1926 Pullman passenger car that was converted to a mobile museum in 1971.



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The car will be in Inman Sept. 28-29 with all events open to the public.

The car will be in Inman Sept. 28-29 with all events open to the public.



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Guests can view historical information about each railroad and watch a new video that demonstrates how a locomotive is painted.

Jim Fair

Guests can view historical information about each railroad and watch a new video that demonstrates how a locomotive is painted.

Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car will visit Inman Sept. 28-29, just weeks before the first cargo is transported at Greer’s Inland Port.

Norfolk Southern has nearly completed its infrastructure update and switching locations on the Greer line to accommodate the on- and off-loading of containers. The South Carolina Port Authority has announced mid-October as its first shipment of cargo at the Greer port.

The Exhibit Car is a restored 1926 Pullman passenger car that was converted to a mobile museum in 1971. In its 41 years of service as a display car, more than 1.5 million people have viewed it in hundreds of cities across NS’ railway system.

The car's first appearance this year was in Washington, D.C., on May 11 for National Train Day. The car will tour through December on the following schedule, with all events open to the public:

• Sept. 1-2: Scranton, Pa., Steamtown National Historic Site

• Sept. 7-8: Chattanooga, Tenn., Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

• Sept. 21-22: Old Fort, N.C., Railroad Festival Day

• Sept. 28-29: Inman, Railroad Day

• Nov. 8-29: Roanoke, Va., Virginia Museum of Transportation

Among new features added to the Exhibit Car in 2012, the railroad's 30th anniversary, were models of all heritage locomotives – a collection completed this year with addition of the Veterans locomotive model – and digital images of the actual locomotives. Guests can view historical information about each railroad and watch a new video that demonstrates how a locomotive is painted.

The Exhibit Car also features images and information about Norfolk Southern’s employee volunteer program and its sustainability and safety initiatives. “Explore the Line” highlights how NS benefits local communities and creates jobs, and “Protect the Line” invites guests to help keep the rails safe.

A locomotive simulator, complete with throttle, brake, and horn – puts guests in control of a virtual freight train. A new game, “Load the Line,” challenges players to match freight products with the correct type of rail car in a race against time.

Norfolk Southern provides the Exhibit Car at no cost for community events throughout its service territory.

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