Between 1925 and 1931, two “chapel trains” operated by the Catholic Church in North Carolina traveled through the state proselytizing. The trains operated as literal Catholic churches on wheels, complete with pews, an altar, an organ, and a sanctuary. One of the trains stopped in Morehead City in 1926 and 1928. The priest on board, Father Egbert Albert, left a lasting impression on the town’s residents. Following his death, the Morehead City Catholic Church was built in his memory.