Southeastern Railway Museum expands Railfair 2003 details
Revised Sept 20,2003
For Immediate Release
Announced: September 9, 2003
The Southeastern Railway Museum is pleased to expanded details of it's first annual Railfair. The festival, RailFair 2003, will be held Sept 26-28, 2003.
Friday, Sept 26 - Slide show featuring Steam locomotives from around the Southeastern United States starts at 7pm. Admission is $3 per person.
Saturday, Sept 27 - Museum hours will be 10am - 5pm. Steam locomotive Ga Power #97 (Porter, 1943, 0-6-0T) will provide power for the train ride. Special exhibits include the Ga. Operation Lifesaver Truck, a Norfolk Southern locomotive and restored track maintenance speeders. Transit exhibits to include buses from Gwinnett County Transit, MARTA and MARTA predecessors. Vendors selling railway / railroad related arts, crafts, scale models and memorabilia. Refreshments will be available as well. There will be a slide show at 7pm featuring first generation diesels from around the Southeast, $3 admission.
Sunday, Sept 28 - Museum hours will be 10am - 5pm. Steam locomotive Ga. Power #97 will power the museum train ride. Transit exhibits to include buses from Gwinnett County Transit, MARTA and MARTA predecessors. Vendors selling railway / railroad related arts, crafts, scale models and memorabilia. Refreshments will be available as well Refreshments will be available as well.
Railfair 2003 is included in museum admission, except for slide show activities.
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.