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Southeastern Railway Museum announces July, August and September Special Events

June 2, 2004
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

The Southeastern Railway Museum is pleased to announce the following special events & promotions for July - Sept 2004:

  • July 3 - "Independence day celebration" - Ice cream, watermelon, BBQ, & music 11am - 2pm as the museum celebrates America's independence. Members of armed services & public safety departments (Fire, police, EMS) admitted free in uniform with paying guest.
  • Aug 21 - 2nd Annual "I scream for Engines" - Ice Cream social and fundraiser for engine restoration and maintenance. 5:30pm - 7pm
  • Sept 4 - "Labor day celebration" - BBQ & music from 11am - 2pm to wrap up the summer
  • Sept 25 & 26 - 2nd Annual "RailFair" - Rail related arts, crafts, memorabilia & models. 10am - 5pm Saturday, 12noon - 5pm Sunday. Food & music from 11am - 2pm Saturday, 12noon - 2:30pm on Sunday. Music on Saturday by the NS Lawmen.

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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