From The Executive Director Randy Pirkle Welcome to the Executive Director’s blog post for September, 2018. We’re changing format of our Crossings newsletter somewhat to broaden our audience and also to streamline its management. August has flown […]
by Randy Minter edited by Kristen Fredriksen The illustration below shows a simplified side view of Georgia Power #97, the 0-6-0 tank engine that operated at the Southeastern Railway Museum during the April to […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 wheel sizes. These could be powered by mules, horses, or oxen. […]