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Southeastern Railway Museum presents Dads Appreciation Day

For Immediate Release
Announced: May 30, 2003


Calling all MomsCalling all Moms… Give the dad in your child’s life a break this weekend by taking the kids out to the museum. What better way to show that special dad that you care for him than to take the kids out for an afternoon? Saturday June 14 is dads appreciation day at the museum: Moms will be admitted free when accompanied by one or more children at regular admission prices.

The Southeastern Railway Museum has been in operation since 1970 and is "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum". The museum has over 80 other pieces of retired railway rolling stock including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, private business cars, a World War II army troop kitchen, wooden freight cars, railway post office car and maintenance of way equipment. Many other items from Georgia’s transportation history are also presented on the museum’s 30-acre site. Two vintage trains are displayed inside the museums main exhibit hall; The 1920s vintage steam train pulled by S&A 750 includes United States President Warren Harding’s personal business car the Superb and a club car. The 1950s era diesel powered train features Southern Railway 6901, the last diesel locomotive to pull the famous Southern Crescent before Amtrak and several modern sleeper cars.

Trains rides aboard restored cabooses are complementary with admission.


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