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Southeastern Railway Museum announces activities for general membership meetings

Feb 9, 2004
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

The Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historic Society is pleased to announce the entertainment activities for the February & March general membership meetings.

The February meeting is February 21st at 5:30. The entertainment program will be "Crescent Memories" 25 years of the Southern Crescent under Amtrak's operation. The program will include slides and memorabilia. After the meeting, the chapter will host dinner in the diner. Dinner pricing is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Reservations are required to the chapters social committee by calling Judy at 770-622-7268 or emailing her at adminassist@srmduluth.org.

The March meeting is March 20th at 5:30 and will feature a presentation by Alan Yorker, president of the National Association of Rail Passengers (NARP).

The Chapter is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historically significant railway equipment, to the collection and display of railway publications and memorabilia and to the dissemination of past and present rail transportation information. In pursuit of its mission, the Chapter operates the Southeastern Railway Museum.

The Chapter meets monthly on the third Saturday at 5:30 in the museum audiovisual room. Meetings are open to the public. Meetings include a brief program (entertainment and/or educational), updates from various committees and refreshments. For more information about meetings or other events, please contact a chapter member or the membership committee at:
Atlanta Chapter NRHS - Membership
PO Box 767986
Roswell Ga. 30076-7986

Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Peachtree Road, Duluth, 770-476-2013. The museum has operated since 1970 and has been designated "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum" by the state legislature. Two trains are displayed inside the main exhibit hall - one of 1920s vintage and the other from the 1950s. Over 80 other pieces of retired railway rolling stock including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, private cars, a World War II troop kitchen, wooden freight cars, and maintenance of way equipment, are displayed on the museum's 30-acre site.

Trains rides aboard restored cabooses are complementary with admission.

The museum is accepting sponsorship applications for inclusion in the Wall of Honor that is being built and will be dedicated to all of the men and women who built, operated, and maintained all of the transportation systems that have made this country prosper and those who have helped preserve the history of transportation.


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