Hidden Gwinnett: All Aboard!

Sep 10, 2020 | Feature Articles | 0 comments

photo credit: Dustin Grau

All aboard! Did you know we have Georgia’s official transportation history museum right here in our backyard? The Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth occupies a 35-acre site and has been in operation since 1970. It features about 90 items of rolling stock, including historic Pullman cars and classic steam locomotives.

You can ride in a restored caboose behind an antique diesel locomotive, stand next to the massive driving wheels of the locomotive that once pulled passenger trains to Key West on the “railroad that went to sea” tour, see the business car that helped bring the Olympics to Atlanta, pose on the platform of the private car once used by President Warren G. Harding and see just how green Southern Railway green can be as you walk the length of the diesel-electric locomotive that ran the point on the last Crescent before AMTRAK assumed control of the famous train.

The Museum is owned by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and operates based on donations, the support of sponsors and gate receipts. It is located at 3595 Buford Highway. 

Go check out the broad array of transportation history that the museum preserves, exhibits and interprets.  Explore antique rail, transit, fire and automotive exhibits all at one place and enjoy one of the many events and educational programs they offer throughout the year. Learn more at https://www.train-museum.org/.