Southeastern Railway Museum dedicates Wall of Honor
Saturday, April 2 at 2pm
March 16, 2005
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).
The Southeastern Railway Museum, Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum, cordially invites the community to the dedication of the Transportation History Wall of Honor.
The dedication event will be held at 2 PM Saturday April 2, 2005
There will be a brief unveiling of the wall and the plaques ceremony. The unveiling will be followed by short reception.
The Wall of Honor is located inside building one at the Southeastern Railway
Museum outside of the audio visual room. It will be seen by thousands of visitors every year.
You can still become a Wall of Honor sponsor. If you have friends who have relatives who were part of transportation history we hope that you will tell them about our Wall of Honor and encourage them to become sponsors to aid us in our mission to preserve, and display transportation history.
What we are doing
Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum, The Southeastern Railway Museum, is establishing this Wall of Honor dedicated to 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
The Wall of Honor contains individual plaques dedicated to the men and women who have worked in every phase of the Transportation Industry. This Wall of Honor will be a lasting tribute to each honoree. The names on the wall will be viewed by thousands of people from all over the world as they visit Georgia's Official Transportation History
Museum. (Click HERE for more information)
The Southeastern Railway Museum
We are seeking sponsors to honor these people in transportation and those who have helped preserve the history of
transportation. Why we need your help. Our museum is totally operated by volunteers dedicated to preserving our transportation heritage. We receive no State or other Government funding. The cost of protecting, restoring, displaying and maintaining our collection is growing each year. We require funds to acquire transportation artifacts today to prevent their destruction in the future and to grow as a world class museum. We would like your support to reach out to the community at large to help educate people about the important role transportation plays in all our lives.
About the museum
The Southeastern Railway Museum has been in operation since 1970 and is "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum". The museum has over 80 other pieces of retired railway rolling stock including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, private business cars, a World War II army troop kitchen, wooden freight cars, railway post office car and maintenance of way equipment. Transit history is represented with a cross section of busses and trolleys from the early 1900's through the mid 1980's. The museum is also home to MARTA's historic bus fleet which includes busses from many of the
predecessor systems to MARTA. Many other items from Georgia's transportation history are also presented on the museum's 30-acre site.
Trains rides aboard restored cabooses are complementary with admission. Train rides are only available on Saturdays through March.