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Southeastern Railway Museum announces Rail Fair details

August 9, 2006
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

On Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, the Museum will be hosting its Fourth Annual Rail Fair. The hours will be 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Noon to 5:00 PM on Sunday.

We have lined up some interesting programs for this year’s festivities. The tentative program is as follows:

Saturday 1:00PM: George Eichelberger (Southern Railway Historical Association) – Program to be announced

Saturday 2:30 PM: A presenter from the Norfolk Southern speaker’s bureau. Program to be announced.

Saturday 4: 00 PM: Robert Hanson will speak on the “West Point Route” the subject of his new book. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Sunday 1:00 PM: Doug Alexander will speak on “Georgia’s passenger trains”

Sunday 2:30 PM: An Operation Lifesaver presentation by the Chapter’s own Cathy Temple

Several vendors have committed to appearing this year. These include Central of Georgia Historical Society, Trainmaster Models, Crowe Railroad Art, Usbourne’s Children’s books, The Nth Degree N Scale and others.

Other exhibits will include at least one O Scale layout, track speeders, and a children’s activity area.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for the event, please contact Gragg Robinson or call the Museum at (770) 476-2013.

 

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. 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.


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