Streamliners caused a stir throughout the U.S. when they made their debut in the 1930s. These trains had a smooth, sleek design. But they didn’t just look neat; they were fast, some of them reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
But by the 1960s, they disappeared as more people chose airplanes and cars. Twenty-six of these restored streamliners were on display this weekend at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer.