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 with a number of developments and we’re excited about the upcoming fall activities at the museum. We appreciate all […]
Rising from the Rails, a black history month exhibition was a huge success! The exhibition that featured artists from Chicago, Virginia, and the metro Atlanta area closed on February the 28th. The Southeastern Railway Museum is excited to announce the Museum Choice Award goes to Chicago based Artist, Jean Lewis. Her submission, The Blues Man […]
The Southeastern Railway Museum’s education department continued its Second Thursday program on November 10th. The weather was great and we had a good turnout for our theme vehicle, the Cement Truck from Ernst Concrete. It was a pink cement truck in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The pre-schoolers had a great time making cement […]
I think we all have that question when we see a vehicle in a museum. Yes, some of our antique vehicles do run. The 1935 Pontiac Taxi Cab and the Underground Atlanta 1938 Ford Panel Truck are in running condition. The 1935 Pontiac normally guards the entrance to the Exhibit Hall in Building 1. It […]
Robert Aulicky Everybody is wondering and asking about the Park Train. I can report the problems are under repair on two different fronts, track and mechanical. On the track side work started on the track between Howell Station and the trestle behind Duluth Depot. The objective was to replace every other tie with a good […]
John Marbury It was my pleasure to meet J.R. through the Southeastern Railway Museum. Though we were both employees of the Southern Railway and Norfolk Southern for years, our paths never crossed until the museum gave us the opportunity. J.R., shown here with his lovely wife Sarah, circa 1943 per J.R., was very proud of […]
Lloyd Neal J.R. Shipp was born on a farm close to the railroad tracks in Hiram, Georgia on January 2, 1926. He decided that farm work was not for him. He wanted a job. When old enough he left home to work at the old Sears on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta. While working […]
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