Excursions

2017 – The Piedmont Limited

The Piedmont Limited – Spencer, NC to Greensboro, NC

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April 9, 2017

  • Standard Coach: $119, includes a complimentary snack.
  • Deluxe Coach: $149, includes a complimentary snack.
  • Parlor Class: $189, includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and coffee.
  • Dome Class: $259, includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and coffee
  • Chairman’s Class: $399, the ultimate in luxury and service. Attendants will prepare and serve hot meals, hors d’oeuvres, and soft drinks while you relax in this exclusive section of the train.

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1:00 PM Boarding in Spencer
2:00 PM Depart Spencer
4:15 PM Arrive Greensboro
4:45 PM Depart Greensboro
7:00 PM Arrive Spencer

The Piedmont Limited

This afternoon trip will depart from the N. C. Transportation Museum at 2pm. The Norfolk & Western Class J #611 will pull the train north from Spencer and through the communities of Linwood, Lexington, Thomasville, High Point, and Jamestown before arriving at Norfolk Southern’s Pomona Yard in Greensboro. We’ll pass through some of the state’s most well-know furniture and textile producing towns and locally famous attractions, like Thomasville’s historic downtown and High Point’s furniture market.

At Greensboro, we will turn the entire train before heading south. Our estimated arrival in Spencer is 7PM. Passengers will not detrain in Greensboro. This trip is ideal for those looking for an opportunity to ride behind mainline steam without spending a full day on board.

  • Boarding location: boarding will take place at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Boarding begins at 1:00 PM.

  • The Piedmont Limited departs Spencer at 2:00 pm and returns at 7:00 pm.

  • Complimentary snack and bottled water provided; commissary car available, and you may bring a small personal cooler.

  • Nearby hotels, restaurants and attractions in Salisbury:  Please visit the NCTrans lodging Information Page

  • Parking: Free parking is available at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Instructions regarding parking will be sent with your boarding instructions and other trip details 72 hours prior to the event.

  • Getting Here:

    By car: located in downtown Spencer, NC the North Carolina Transportation Museum is conveniently located  1 Samuel Spencer Drive. Spencer, NC 28159

    By passenger rail: The nearest Amtrak station is located in Downtown Salisbury. It is served daily by the Crescent and Carolinian/Piedmont trains.

    By air: Salisbury is located near two major airports. Charlotte, NC (CLT) and Greensboro, NC (GSO) both are served by multiple major airlines.