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Southeastern Railway Museum Celebrates National Train Day


 


WHO/WHAT:

National Train Day



WHEN/WHERE:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

10am - 5pm

SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM

3595 Buford Hwy

Duluth, GA 30096

ABOUT THE Event:


The Southeastern Railway Museum is happy to support the 3rd annual National Train Day by offering free caboose train rides with admission to the museum.  National Train Day celebrates America's love for trains with events around the country.  This year, National Train Day marks 141 years of travlers connecting coast to coast by rail.

For more information on National Train Day please visit... http://www.nationaltrainday.com/


 

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. 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:

Randy Pirkle - Southeastern Railway Museum  770-476-2013  or email:    admin@srmduluth.org


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