DULUTH — The Southeastern Railway Museum will celebrate cabooses, the crews that called them home and their role on the railroad during April's Caboose Days.
The museum will host the family-friendly two-day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, greatly expanding the event from previous years.
Special activities for this year's event include:
Guests can also enjoy vendors and movies showing cabooses in action. Milligan's Land of Cotton BBQ will be selling food. For $2, guests can ride on the museum's restored antique handcar, and for $3, guests can ride in a caboose pulled by a vintage locomotive.
Kids will also have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt around the museum's grounds for a chance to win prizes.
During the event, the museum will encourage guests to post their photos from the day to social media using the #CabooseDays hashtag. The museum will share select photos on its online channels.
The museum has seven cabooses in its collection, including two that are more than 100 years old. The museum also stores four other cabooses for private owners, some of which are on exhibit.
Click here to read a few interesting facts about cabooses.
Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older and $7 for children between the ages of two and 12 years old.
About the Southeastern Railway Museum
The Southeastern Railway Museum, in operation since 1970, is Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum. Occupying a 35-acre site in Duluth, Georgia, the museum offers exhibits dealing with the history and importance of transportation in the development of the state and the region. The collection includes roughly 90 pieces of railroad rolling stock, including historic locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and maintenance vehicles. The museum also exhibits historic automobiles, firefighting equipment, and buses from MARTA and its predecessors. For more information, visit southeasternrailwaymuseum.org.