Organization  Southeastern Railway Museum
Phone  770-476-2013
FAX  770-573-3754
E-mail  admin@srmduluth.org
URL  www.srmduluth.org

Duluth, GA May 7, 2008

The Southeastern Railway Museum will honor our country's servicemen and women with free admission for service members (or former service members showing) IDs during Amed Forces Day, Saturday May 17, 2008. 

Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The day was created by congress in 1949, and was a result of the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May, and Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. Because of their unique training schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May. The purpose of Armed Forces day is to honor Americans serving in the five services - the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The museum is proud to honor the members and former members of the Armed Forces on this special day.


 


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 35-acre site. 

The museum is open ONLY on Saturdays January through March.  April through December the museum is open Thursday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

The museum is located at 3595 Buford Hwy in Duluth. Directions:  From I-85 northbound, exit at Pleasant Hill Road.  Turn left (west), pass Gwinnett Place Mall, and continue approx. 3 miles to Buford Highway (US 23).  Turn right (north) on Buford Highway.  Travel approx. mile to Peachtree Road, turn left, cross railroad tracks, then turn right into museum entrance.
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