Train http://wfae.org en Restored Streamliners Draw Thousands To Spencer http://wfae.org/post/restored-streamliners-draw-thousands-spencer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Streamliners caused a stir throughout the U.S. when they made their debut in the </span>1930s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; These trains had a smooth, sleek design.&nbsp; But they didn’t just look neat; they were fast, some of them reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But by the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, they disappeared as more people chose airplanes and cars.&nbsp; Twenty-six of these restored streamliners were on display this weekend at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:39:19 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 52099 at http://wfae.org Restored Streamliners Draw Thousands To Spencer Death By Train On The Rise In NC http://wfae.org/post/death-train-rise-nc <p>The number of people dying by train is on the rise in North Carolina. In 2012, the Federal Railroad Administration reports 18 train-related fatalities statewide.&nbsp; Just three months into 2013 and train fatalities for North Carolina have already hit 11.&nbsp; Three were people in cars that ended up on the tracks.</p><p>The rest, says North Carolina Rail Division Director Paul Worley, were people on foot.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:05:22 +0000 Julie Rose 25183 at http://wfae.org Death By Train On The Rise In NC