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Southeastern Railway Museum
Duluth, GA

Operated by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Southeastern Railway Museum features some 90 pieces of railroad equipment including several steam locomotives, a variety of passenger cars, diesel locomotives, freight cars, maintenance-of-way cars, and more. The 35-acre site has both outdoor and indoor exhibits, as well as train rides.

At the entrance to the museum grounds stands Duluth's old Southern Railway depot, once again standing near the tracks. (More info here).

Chattahoochee Valley Railway No. 21 is a Baldwin steamer built in 1924 for the Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway. Chattahoochee Valley bought it in 1935.

No. 6901, of the renowned Southern Crescent passenger train, pokes its nose out of one of the exhibit halls. This streamlined E8 diesel was built in 1951 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors. It hauled many thousands of Southern Railway passengers between Atlanta and Washington during the decades before Amtrak assumed the service.

Out of the building and looking good in the early October sun. The E8 was built by EMD specifically for passenger service.

Georgia Railroad No. 1026 is a GP7 built by GM's Electro-Motive Division in 1950. The Georgia Railroad, which connected Atlanta, Augusta, and Athens, was one of the state's earliest rail operations.

The General II is a 1919 Baldwin 4-4-0 that once operated on Georgia's Stone Mountain Scenic Railway.

Visitors can tour several of the museum's many coaches, sleepers, diners, and other passenger cars.

Southern Railway coach Charlottesville was built by Pullman-Standard in 1940. The 56-seat stainless steel car carried passengers on the train Tennessean between Washington and Memphis.

Superb, a century-old private passenger car used by presidents Wilson and Harding, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A half-dozen cabooses are on site. This one was used on the Seaboard Coast Line, which was part of the Family Lines System of the 1970s.

American DiesElectric rail crane.

As Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum, the SRM also has a collection of transit equipment such as this 1941 White Motor Company bus.

The park train ran at the Birmingham Zoo in the 60s and 70s.

For more information: Southeastern Railway Museum website.


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