CHALLENGE

Southeastern Railway Museum - Challenge Grant for Park Train Project

 


WHO/WHAT:

2492 Foundation  challenge grant



WHEN/WHERE:

Starting NOW!!

 

SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM

3595 Buford Hwy

Duluth, GA 30096

ABOUT THE Challenge :

The Southeastern Railway Museum has been challenged by The 2492 Fund, a private Family Foundation based in Atlanta, GA to raise $5,000 for the Miniature Train/Park Train Project by June 1st. For every dollar raised in support of the Park Train Project between February 24 and June 1, 2010, The 2492 Fund will match that amount dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.


This is an opportunity for the museum to raise a significant amount of the remaining funding needed to complete the Phase #1 track layout.  Phase 1  is budgeted at $65,000 of which the museum has already raised over $35,000.  The $10,000 represented by this challenge moves the museum steadily forward.


However, in order to claim the entire $5,000 challenge grant, the Southeastern Railway Museum has to come up with $5,000 in matching donations by June 1st.

As of March 7, museum members and volunteers have pledged or donated over 30% of this challenge.  Will you join us to meet the challenge?


If you feel strongly about helping to bring a 1950s-era Miniature Train Company, 16” Gauge (G16) train set back into service, or if you would just enjoy having a working Park Train at the Southeastern Railway Museum, then you need to participate. No gift is too small. If you are unable to make a donation please help by spreading the word!


Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

  • Online/Credit: www.SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org “Make A Donation” Button

  • U.S. Mail/Check: Southeastern Railway Museum, Park Train Project, P O Box 1267, Duluth, GA 30096

  • In Person/Cash, Check or Credit: During regular business hours (if necessary, call ahead to confirm our days and hours of operation)

  • Park Train Donation Box/Cash: Got a pocket full of change? The kids want to do their part? Great! Please see the donation box next to the Park Train Engine - in front of the mural

  • Employer/Corporate Matching Gift: Does your employer or former employer have a Matching Gifts Program? Your gift can have twice the impact if you include your employer’s Matching Gift Form.

  • Donations of materials (rail, ballast, ties) or equipment for construction (bobcat, grading) would be welcomed.

  • Volunteers to help with actual construction will also be needed.

 


 

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 on it's restricted winter schedule, open ONLY on Saturday, 10am – 5pm, each week, through March 27.  The museum will resume expanded hours April 1.

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/GA13). Turn right (north) on Buford Highway. Travel approx. ¼ mile to Peachtree Road, turn left, cross railroad tracks, then turn right into museum entrance.

For maps or more information please visit the museum's website... www.southeasternrailwaymuseum.org.



CONTACT:

 Financial Donations or Questions:  Mike Dudley,  Southeastern Railway Museum  770-476-2013  or email:   mike.dudley@srmduluth.org

Project Questions, volunteering or inkind donations:  Chuck Hardt,  Southeastern Railway Museum  770-476-2013  or email:   chuck.hardt@srmduluth.org


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