Amtrak trains from its famous train museum are getting some extra attention from a museum that opened in June.
The Amtrak Museum at the State Capitol in Raleigh is showing its trains in an exhibit called “The Railroads of the North,” with train tracks and cars from the first railroads and the railroad of today on display.
The exhibit is part of a larger exhibit that showcases the work of some of North Carolina’s top railroad artists, including a 17th-century locomotive and a locomotive made in the 1870s that is part a restored steam locomotive from the 1920s.
The museum also includes the original locomotive with its original tracks, parts of the tracks, and a train in the early 1920s, along with artifacts from the railroad that was built in 1892 and is still in use today.
The train is also being displayed in the museum’s “History Room,” which also features the locomotive’s original wheels, rails, and tracks.
Amtrak trains, including the iconic Blue Angel, have been the subject of an extensive collection at the museum since its opening in June, with the Blue Angel having become a centerpiece of the museum.
“We have an amazing collection of locomotives from the Blue Angels era,” museum spokeswoman Liz Johnson said.
“Our first show of locomotive artifacts was the Blue Dragon, and the Blue Star, which was also part of the Blue Arrow project in the 1940s and ’50s.
It’s really nice to have them here.”
Amtrak trains are also being restored and restored to their former glory in the “History Rooms,” which feature the original steam locomotive from the train’s early days, as well as the steam engine that powered the first train.
“When the Blue Train rolled up, it was so new,” museum director Tim Kline said.
“The first locomotive was designed by a local architect and built by a railroad builder in Wilmington, N.C. It was the first passenger train in North Carolina.
This locomotive is the model for the Blue Passenger Train, which ran from Wilmington to Washington, D.C., in 1885.”
A new exhibit is scheduled to open in the next few weeks that will showcase the history of the railroad in the United States.
Johnson said the exhibit will highlight the importance of the train to North Carolina, and its role in the development of the state.
“Amtrak is a vital part of our economy, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of people every day, and our history with this company is an important part of what we are doing to promote our economy,” Johnson said in a news release.