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How 10 antique railcars made their way to museum

North Carolina Railroad Museum has completed a 20-year quest to add rail cars to its collection on display. The aging railway cars were stranded – not abandoned – at Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, N.C., a reminder of the plant’s construction and the railroad industry’s legacy. Six of the cars were owned by Duke Energy and four, which include several dating back 100 years, belonged to the museum. They were held at the plant until the museum could raise enough money to transport the cars the 5 miles to the museum.
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Advanced nuclear energy will help achieve climate goals

Duke Energy’s six nuclear plants run so efficiently that they’re often unnoticed as they supply a steady flow of electricity to the grid. In 2019, these plants generated more than 50 percent of the electricity delivered to Duke Energy customers in the Carolinas – and as the company moves toward its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, nuclear will be an even more important energy source.
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