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.