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General Museum Overview

Southeastern Railway Museum in 225 Words

The Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia, showcases the colorful history that railroads and transportation played in shaping both Atlanta and North Georgia.

The 35-acre museum is home to more than 90 pieces of historic railroad equipment, buses and artifacts that bring to life the region’s transportation history. The state designated the museum “Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum.”

Many of the historic railroad cars and locomotives on display are open for guests to climb aboard and explore. Visitors can buy tickets to ride on a train made up of vintage cabooses or purchase a cab ride and join the engineer as he operates the train around the property.

Among the rail cars on display is The Superb, a Pullman Co.-built private car President Warren G. Harding used during his 1923 “Voyage of Understanding.” Harding died before finishing the trip, and the car carried the president’s coffin to Washington, D. C., for the state funeral and then to Marion, Ohio, for his burial.

The car is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum hosts special events throughout the year, including an annual photo contest in February, Caboose Days in April, the Fast Track 5K in May, Locomotive Celebration in June, Train-or-Treat in October and Polar Express Experience in December.

For more information about the exhibits, prices and special events, visit SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org.

Southeastern Railway Museum in 150 Words

The Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia, showcases the colorful history that railroads and transportation played in shaping both Atlanta and North Georgia.

The 35-acre museum is home to more than 90 pieces of historic railroad equipment, buses and artifacts and is “Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum.”

Many of the historic railroad cars and locomotives on display are open for guests to climb aboard and explore. Visitors can buy tickets to ride on a train made up of vintage cabooses or purchase a cab ride and join the engineer as he operates the train around the property.

The museum hosts special events throughout the year, including an annual photo contest in February, Caboose Days in April, the Fast Track 5K in May, Locomotive Celebration in June, Train-or-Treat in October and Polar Express Experience in December.

For more information about the exhibits, prices and special events, visit SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org.

Southeastern Railway Museum in 100 Words

The Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia, showcases the colorful history that railroads and transportation played in shaping both Atlanta and North Georgia.

The 35-acre museum is home to more than 90 pieces of historic railroad equipment, buses and artifacts and is “Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum.”

The museum hosts special events throughout the year, including an annual photo contest in February, Caboose Days in April, the Fast Track 5K in May, Locomotive Celebration in June, Train-or-Treat in October and Polar Express Experience in December.

For more information about the exhibits, prices and special events, visit SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org.

Exhibits

The Superb

The Pullman Company built the heavyweight private car in March 1911. President Warren G. Harding used the Superb during his planned two-month “Voyage of Understanding,” which began in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 1923. However, before finishing the trip, Harding fell ill and died in San Francisco on Aug. 2, 1923. The Superb carried the president’s coffin to Washington, D. C. for the state funeral and then to Marion, Ohio, where he was buried. The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad donated the car to the museum in 1969. The car maintains its original floor plan and is the second-oldest steel private car in existence. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

N&W 500837

Norfolk & Western No. 500837 is a class C19 caboose built in 1940 for the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway (P&WV). It was originally No. 837. The N&W acquired the P&WV in 1964, and the caboose was subsequently donated to the Museum in 1989.

XC7871

The historic caboose served on Southern Railway before it was donated to the museum in 1980. Built in the 1950s, this caboose was used on trains traveling between rail yards in an urban environment.