Southeastern Railway Museum

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Southeastern Railway Museum
Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum
General Electric 44-ton switcher.jpg
Established1970 by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
LocationDuluth, Georgia USA
33°59′19″N 84°09′21″W / 33.988488°N 84.155797°W / 33.988488; -84.155797
TypeRailroad and transportation Museum
Collection sizeover 90 pieces of rolling stock exhibited
Websitehttp://www.srmduluth.org/

The Southeastern Railway Museum (initialised SRM, AAR code SMRX) is a railroad museum located in Duluth, Georgia, in suburban Atlanta.

The museum was founded in 1970 by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. There are over 90 pieces of rolling stock exhibited on the 30-acre (12 ha) site. In 2000, the museum was given the title of being Georgia's official transportation history museum,[1] and the collection of exhibits continues to diversify to reflect this.

In addition to the rolling stock there is a wide variety of railroad artifacts and an extensive archive. The grounds also contain the restored 1871 Duluth passenger train depot, a G16/Park train ride, and a model railroad housed in Building 1. Visitors can also take a brief train ride on restored cabooses over track which runs the length of the property.

Rolling stock collection[edit]

Steam locomotives[edit]

GA Railroad #1026

Diesel locomotives[edit]

Passenger cars[edit]

Head-end equipment[edit]

Freight cars[edit]

Cabooses[edit]

Maintenance-of-way equipment[edit]

Miscellaneous equipment[edit]

The collection also includes a Trackmobile.[2]

Transit equipment[edit]

Rail vehicles[edit]

Rubber-tired vehicles[edit]

MARTA-owned vehicles[edit]

Special events[edit]

The museum hosts a series of annual special events, including Caboose Days in April, the Fast Track 5K in May, Locomotive Celebration in June, Trains, Trucks & Tractors in August and Classics at the Crossing in October.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Transportation History Museum", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  2. ^ "Southeastern Railway Museum to host special events in 2017". Sightseersdelight.com. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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