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Southeastern Railway Museum announces second annual Caboose Day

Feb 29, 2004
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

On March 27, 2004 The Southeastern Railway Museum will host its second annual Caboose Day. The Museum's restored fleet of Cabooses will be featured as we pay tribute to this vanishing part of American railroading.

Throughout the exhibit buildings, there will be caboose exhibits and displays. There will also be special Caboose themed slide shows in the museum's audio visual room.

Other activities taking place on March 27 include a visit by the Georgia Operation Lifesaver truck, track speeder exhibits and rides as well as a sale of library surplus items.

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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