Buckling up when driving and using sidewalks rather than walking in the middle of the road are common-sense safety habits. Unfortunately, many drivers and pedestrians overlook another potential safety hazard: driving or walking near train tracks. […]
Autorack cars are a staple of railroads today, but they have a unique history many people may not realize. The modern incarnation of autorack cars dates to the 20th century. However, the idea of transporting […]
Tractors play an import part of the nation’s transportation network. The Southeastern Railway Museum will showcase antique tractors and vehicles during the museum’s “Trains, Trucks & Tractors” special event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]
A look at the “State Road,” the Western & Atlantic running between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The above is based on Todd DeFeo’s book about the Western & Atlantic.
Completing the First Transcontinental Railroad was among the most significant railroad accomplishments, if not the single greatest, in railroad history. Workers completed the line on May 10, 1869, 150 years ago today. “Next to winning […]
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 […]