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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Southeastern Railway Museum has placed on display a newly donated mule-powered log cart.
A small, quirky people mover with big dreams was developed in the 1970s at Georgia Tech but never moved beyond testing.
New book highlights the railroad history of Atlanta
The caboose may be the most recognizable railroad car, but they are rarely seen on the rails today. Interestingly, the word caboose may derive from the Dutch word “kombuis.” It originally referred to a gallery on a ship. Since they first appeared on the railroad scene, “the caboose has been the post for those monitoring […]