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Steam Weekends Sunrise & Night Photo Sessions
September 29 @ 6:45 am - October 6 @ 11:00 pm$40 – $85
As part of the Museum’s 20th anniversary of relocating and our hosting of Jeddo Coal #85 “Mack” the Southeastern Railway Museum will be offering two exclusive before and after-hours photo sessions.
Saturday, September 29: Sunrise Steam-Up Shoot
Photographers and the general public are invited to witness the steam-up process of Jeddo Coal Company #85 ‘Mack’ and photograph the museum at sunrise. Without the crowds, capture the museum’s equipment (including new locomotive CSXT #8954) in the tranquil lighting of the morning magic hour. Sunrise is at 7:30 am; gates will open at 6:45 am.
Tickets are $40 per person and include early access to the museum, access to the shop area during Mack’s steam-up, a photography release, admission to the museum for the entire day (10am – 5pm), and one train ride behind #85 ‘Mack’. Combo tickets are also available which also include the night shoot package on 10/6 for $85 (a $5 discount).
Please park in the main parking lot or overflow parking lot (not down by the shop). No special lighting will be provided for this event but you are welcome to bring your own. For the safety of the train crew and photographers, certain areas around the steam engine and shop may not be accessible to photographers.
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Saturday, October 6: Night Shoot
Official Norfolk Southern photographer Casey Thomason will coordinate a night photo shoot with vintage SRM equipment including GARR #1026, the museum’s new SD 45-2 locomotive (CSXT #8954), the visiting steam locomotive Jeddo Coal Company #85 ‘Mack’, and more on the tracks at the museum.
Tickets are $50 and include admission to the museum during the day (10am – 5pm), one train ride behind #85 ‘Mack’, after-hours access to the museum, the night photography session, a photography release, and admission to the museum’s 20th anniversary dinner & reunion (optional). Event is expected to wrap up around 10:30 pm. Combo tickets are also available which include the sunrise steam-up shoot package on Saturday, 9/29 for $85 (a $5 discount).
Please park in the main parking lot or overflow parking lot (not down by the shop). Doors re-open at 6:30 pm, event begins around 7 (sunset is 7:14 pm). Lighting will be coordinated by Norfolk Southern photographer Casey Thomason; you may also bring your own.
Photographers can expect at least three or four scenes involving GARR #1026, #85 ‘Mack’, SOU #8202, and CSXT #8954 (subject to change). Also joining the event will be a 1931 Model A Coupe! Photographers are invited to photograph other equipment at the museum outside of the staged scenes. Photographers are invited to the SRM reunion dinner at 5:30 pm inside the museum. Photographers may also grab dinner off-site. For the safety of the train crew and photographers, certain areas may not be accessible to photographers.
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#1026 night photo: Casey Thomason
For those of you who can’t get enough of off-hours photography, select the ThunderTIX All Access Combo to get discounted pricing to our all-access pass for both sessions. Includes everything in both options above.