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Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival Photos

This weekend's road trip found us in Spruce Pine, North Carolina for their annual Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival.  While the festival is relatively small it is a great place to learn about blacksmiths and their trade. Demonstrations are  held thought the festival as well as a timed competition.

Photos from The Texas Returns

What a fantastic day to be at the "The Texas Returns: Featuring 100 Years of American Steam" event held by the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. We made the long trip to see the Texas locomotive unveiling. This was the first public exhibition of the former Western and Atlantic Railroad 4-4-0 since its 16 month restoration.

NC Railroad Expo - Trip Report

We don't need much of an excuse to take a road trip these days so we piled into the car and headed off to the NC Railroad Expo in Hickory, NC.  The Expo was held at the very nice  Hickory Metro Convention Center, just off off I-40.