Antique vehicles join museum’s historic trains for three-day event
Now on temporary exhibit inside Building 1 at the Southeastern Railway Museum is an assortment of fare collection-related MARTA objects. Items on display include a bus fare collection box, two token machines, and two turnstiles. In the early era of the streetcar, a motorman and a conductor would work together on two-man cars – the […]
Press Release from the Duluth Historical Society Tuesday, August 28, 2018 celebrate and learn with us about our history and your history laid to rest in each of the cities or towns. The Duluth Historical Society invites representatives from each of the surrounding historical societies to attend. Plan now to join us and bring your […]
The Southeastern Railway Museum will host an assortment of visiting model railroad layouts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Nov. 3-4 during the museum’s annual Model Railroad Days.
Southeastern Railway Museum volunteers and members of the North Georgia Modurail model railroad club are back at work on the HO model train layout. The Georgia & Tennessee Railroad was donated to SRM and the decision was made to replace to original museum layout that was showing some age and in constant need of repair. After a pause in construction, a new team, consisting of original and new members, is now focused on completing a model railroad available for public display and operation.
The Western Union #3558 tool car is almost ready for lettering.
Lettering for one of the museum’s historic railroad cars involves research to find in-service photographs or drawings made of the same or similar cars.
Colin Maurer averaged a 5:48 mile to repeat as champion for the Fourth Annual Fast Track 5K.
With the donation of a 1930s-era log cart, assistant librarian Lloyd Neal has compiled some research on the antique vehicles. Two-wheeled, animal-powered, wooden ‘log carts’ were used in the timber industry from the late 1800s up to the mid 1900s. Log carts could be found in a number of states in a variety of designs and […]
On September 29-30, and October 6-7, we will be hosting a steam locomotive, Jeddo Coal #85 (aka “Mack”), owned by John and Barney Gramling of Ashley, Indiana.
The Southeastern Railway Museum’s General II locomotive is named for one of the most famous engines to steam down the tracks. Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor locomotive works in Paterson, N.J., built the original General in December 1855. It is today on display in Kennesaw, Ga. Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia built the General II in […]