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Southeastern Railway Museum announces April, May and June Special Events

March 24, 2004
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

The museum is pleased to announce the following special events & promotions for April, May & June 2004:

  • April 11 - Easter brunch in the diner car. For more information, please contact Kathy Sills with Casual Catering of Georgia at 770-963-8106

  • April 24 - Hobo's Bar-B-Q - the museum's first annual spring fundraiser from 6pm - 9pm. BBQ by Williamson Bros., music by Whistle Stop, door & raffle prizes. Tickets are available from museum members, at the gate or by calling Judy Pirkle @ 770-622-7268

  • May 8 - Moms day off. Dads admitted free with paying kids so mom can have a day off to enjoy herself

  • May 9 - Mother's day brunch in the diner car. This will be the last diner car event for the spring. For more information, please contact Kathy Sills with Casual Catering of Georgia at 770-963-8106

  • May 29 -Celebrate Memorial Day- The museum honors all members of our armed services. Members & former members in uniform admitted free with a paying guest. Food, music & more

  • May 20-23 - Kudzu Rails - the first ever consolidated gathering of the railway historical societies with connections to Atlanta. Coordinated by the Southern Railway Historical Association this will be a four day weekend of rail related fun. More information is available at:

    There will be a bus from the museum to ride the ex-L&N "Hook & Eye" line from the junction with the CSX main line near Etowah 17 miles east along the Hiwassee River and return. Re-board the busses for a one hour trip to McCaysville, Ga., to ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway south to Ellijay where the busses will meet the train to return to the museum

  • Sunday, May 23 - The museum will be open to everyone to provide extra opportunity for those museum supporters in town for Kudzu Rails. Museum hours will be 11am - 4pm, admission will be $4 for kids, and $5 for everyone over 12

  • June 19 - Dads day off. Moms admitted free with paying kids so dad can have a day off to enjoy himself


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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