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Southeastern Railway Museum holds premiere for My Christmas Soldier

November 6, 2006
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

The Southeastern Railway Museum will be hosting a premiere viewing of a newly released movie titled "My Christmas Soldier". Based upon a true story, a small Georgia town struggles with the rationing and sacrifices of America at war. Christmas is no exception as 11-year old Gordy and his sister Priscilla sense a fear in the train station where they await their father's homecoming. Propaganda posters and tense adult talk drive home the evil of the enemy.

When a train loaded with German POW's arrives in the station, Gordy's curiosity is stronger than his fear. He dares to approach the prison train and makes contact with a young German soldier names Hans. Through the courage to trust and the song Silent Night, friends and foes learn the true meaning of Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men, and hearts are forever changed". Based on true events.

This film was partially filmed at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Public premiere showing are on November 17th at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. It is free to the public Donations for the museum will be appreciated. DVD's will be available after each viewing.

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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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