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Southeastern Railway Museum announces 4th Annual Caboose Day

February 18, 2006
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

The Southeastern Railway Museum announces the 4th Annual Caboose Day April 1st from 10am - 4pm celebrating the end of the train and the folks that lived and worked there.

Activities include track speeder rides, temporary caboose tattoos, special speakers and food. Guided tours through cabooses will be available as will a caboose set up for kids to have a snack. There will be a craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home as well.

Through March 26 the museum is open for general admission ONLY on Saturdays, 10am - 5pm. Effective March 31, 2005 the museum will expand days of operation for the summer.

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.

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