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Southeastern Railway Museum invites you to an ice cream party

For Immediate Release
Announced: August 7, 2003

The Southeastern Railway Museum invites you to an ice cream party.

Come and chill out at the Southeastern Railway Museum's Special End-of-Summer Ice Cream Benefit for Southern engine 8202. From 3:00-5:30 p.m. on August 16, your donation of $5 or more per person will entitle you to a bowl of vanilla ice cream with toppings. Your donation is 100% tax deductible as members of the Atlanta Chapter, NRHS, Board of Directors and the Events Committee are donating all of the ice cream and supplies for the benefit. The goal is to raise approximately $1,000 to fund repairs to SR8202. Bring your camera. Have your picture taken beside the big green & white engine. The August Atlanta Chapter NRHS meeting will follow at 6:00 p.m. on August 16 and will feature a slide presentation in the newly completed audio visual facility at the museum. Everyone is welcome.

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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