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Southeastern Railway Museum updates September activities and promotions

Original Release, Duluth Ga June 25th, 2003.
REVISED: Aug 22nd 2003 for immediate release.
Revisions include additional detail on exhibits and refreshments for RailFair.

The Southeastern Railway Museum is pleased to announce September 2003 activities and promotions.

Sept. 6 - Grand Parents Appreciation Day - One grandparent admitted free with each paying grandchild.

Sept 20 - Steam up Weekend - Come relive the days of old when steam engines pulled the trains. Ga Power #97, the museum's 1943 built 0-6-0 steam engine, is scheduled to pull the caboose train the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Sept 27-28 - Rail Fair - The museum's first annual Rail Fair will feature special exhibits, food, music and vendors selling railway memorabilia and collectibles. There will be railway slide shows on Friday (steam trains) night and Saturday night (early diesels). Ga. Power #97 is planned to be the train power for both days by special arrangement. Confirmed exhibitors include Norfolk Southern Corp (locomotive display), RebelRails (T-shirts, mugs, etc.) and Gwinnett County Transit (buses). Refreshments will be available courtesy of Gwinnett Special Olympics volunteers.

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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