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Southeastern Railway Museum has limited space for new train crew volunteers

March 11, 2004
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

The museum is pleased to announce a limited number of seats for new volunteers training to serve on the museum's train crew. Class size is limited to 15 people.

Class room session on rules, safety, radio operations will be held on Monday, April 5 at 7:30 at the museum. This will be followed by a hands on training session on Saturday, April 10 starting at 1:30pm. You must attend both sessions in order to begin "cub" (apprentice) training.

There is NO fee for the class, however the museum's insurance regulations require that all persons participating be members of the Atlanta Chapter, NRHS, Inc. and membership applications will be available at the Monday night session. Museum regulations also require that train crew members hold a valid drives license.

For more information, please contact Dale Grice, the museum operations manager, at or evenings at phone (770) 638-9014.

Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Peachtree Road, Duluth, (7700 476-2013. The museum has operated since 1970 and has been designated "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum" by the state legislature. The museum was also recognized in 2003 as the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau Attraction of the Year.

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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